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Tony winner Lea Salonga’s live concert to debut on PBS

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A concert performed by Lea Salonga, the Tony Award-winning and Grammy-nominated Filipina singer and actress who provided the singing voices of Disney’s Mulan and Princess Jasmine, will make its television debut Friday, November 27 as part of PBS’ Great Performances series. 

Salonga was the first Asian actress to win a Tony Award, the highest award in U.S. theatre. She is internationally renowned for her performances in Broadway musicals such as Miss Saigon and Les Miserables, in addition to her work with Disney. 

In November 2019, Salonga performed a live concert at the Sydney Opera House, showcasing hits such as “A Whole New World” from Aladdin, “Reflection” from Mulan, and “On My Own” from Les Miserables.

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), a nonprofit organization devoted to advancing Asian Americans in television and film media, produced the concert.

The concert recording had its sold-out world premiere on October 14 during CAAMFest Forward. CAAM organized the drive-in screening at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture in celebration of Filipino American History Month.

Lea Salonga In Concert With the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will have its television premiere on Friday, November 27 at 9 p.m. on PBS.

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