Definitive Proof That Lea Salonga Is A Living Disney Princess

Perhaps the original Lea in the pantheon of Broadway stars.

1. This is Lea Salonga—beauty and grace and passion personified.

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2. She’s an award-winning Filipina singer and actress, Disney Legend, and Broadway diva.

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3. But you probably know her best as the singing voices of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and Mulan in, well, Mulan.


4. Here she is reprising “Reflection” at the 2011 Disney Legends ceremony.

5. And here’s Darren Criss casually accompanying her on “A Whole New World” at a piano bar in New York City.

6. But before all that, Lea stepped onto the world stage at the age of 18 as Kim in the original West End production of Miss Saigon.


7. And then went on to win a Tony Award at the age of 20 when the show went to Broadway.

8. Since then, she has appeared in countless other leading roles.

As Mei Li in Flower Drum Song.

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As Cinderella in Cinderella (duh).

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As Grizabella in Cats.


9. And perhaps most notably as Éponine and Fantine in the 10th and 25th anniversary “dream cast” concerts of Les Misérables.

As Éponine.

As Fantine.


10. More recently, Lea was on a concert tour in Japan with other musical stars Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo, and Yu Shirota.

11. She was on The Voice of the Philippines, coaching the winner of the first season.





12. And she’ll be starring alongside George Takei and Telly Leung in Allegiance the Musical, expected to debut in the 2014-2015 Broadway season.

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13. She’s also a fierce concert artist performing all over the world to sold-out houses.

14. Because she sounds flawless and **gives** — even in rehearsal.

15. But naturally, that’s just one side of the divine Lea Salonga.

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16. For example, she’s a huge goof with a great selfie game.

17. As proven by her glam-as-fuh Instagram account.

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20. Literally ageless/timeless/forever a classic.


21. She’s also an out-and-proud geek.

22. A grounded and down-to-earth person.

23. Loving mother of this drop of sunshine named Nicole.

24. In fact, she’s a star who knows all kinds of love.

25. Lea has consistently proven that she’s the woman for all seasons.

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26. The Chanel No. 5 of leading ladies.

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27. Thank god for you, Lea. Keep on doing you.

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