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GREAT PERFORMANCES: Lea Salonga In Concert

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Lea Salonga with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Credit: Courtesy of Robert Catto

Above: Lea Salonga with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

As part of its fourth annual “Broadway’s Best” lineup, GREAT PERFORMANCES shines a spotlight on Tony Award winner Lea Salonga with the world premiere of “Lea Salonga in Concert” premiering Friday, Nov. 27, 2020.

Lea Salonga in Concert: Preview

Captured in peak performance with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga performs the beloved songs she made famous throughout her Broadway career, as well as her signature songs from the animated movie blockbusters “Aladdin” and “Mulan” from the Sydney Opera House. Airing: 11/27/20

Captured in peak performance from the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Salonga performs the beloved songs she made famous throughout her Broadway career as well as her signature songs from the animated movie blockbusters, “Aladdin” and “Mulan.”

Renowned worldwide for her powerhouse voice and perfect pitch, Salonga entered the Broadway musical scene with her 1991 Tony-winning performance as Kim in “Miss Saigon” and most recently starred in the Tony-winning 2017 revival of “Once on This Island.” She was the first Asian cast member to play Eponine in the musical “Les Misérables” on Broadway and later returned to the beloved show as Fantine in the 2006 revival. 


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Song List:

  • “Feeling Good”
  • “Reflection” (from “Mulan”)
  • “Human Heart” (from “Once On This Island”)
  • Medley: “Will He Like Me?”/ “Vanilla Ice Cream”/ “Till There Was You” (from “She Loves Me” and “The Music Man”)
  • “Journey to the Past” (from “Anastasia”)
  • “Why, God, Why?” (from “Miss Saigon”)
  • “Meadowlark” (from “The Baker’s Wife”)
  • “A Whole New World” (from “Aladdin”)
  • “On My Own” (from “Les Misérables”)
  • “This Is Me” (from “The Greatest Showman”)

Photo credit: Courtesy of Robert Catto

Lea Salonga with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

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Credits:

Directed for television by Todd Decker and produced by Donald Young. Executive producers are Paul Clarke, Stephen Gong, Josh Pultz and Lea Salonga. Executive in charge of production is James Ott. A production of the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. GREAT PERFORMANCES is produced by THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Bill O’Donnell is series producer and David Horn is executive producer.

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