2 SHOWS - WED 20 & THU 21 NOVEMBER
Rest of times to be announced
*All times approximate and subject to change.
Palais Theatre’s Bars are open from doors until the end of interval with a selection of food and beverages including sandwiches, soft drinks, snacks and ice-creams, a brand new coffee counter for your favourite hot drinks and our new central bar which is fully fitted out with beers on tap, wine, spirits and soft drinks.
Tony® and Olivier Award-winning Broadway star and Disney legend Lea Salonga, returns to Melbourne following her 2017 sold out tour.
Featuring the Philharmonia Australia.
Known for her powerhouse vocals and perfect pitch, Lea will wow audiences once again with Broadway hits and movie greats, including songs from Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Aladdin, Frozen and The Greatest Showman. Her vocal flair will be matched with an orchestra under the baton of Gerard Salonga.
Lea - the voice behind Disney Princesses Jasmine and Mulan - celebrated her 40th Anniversary in the entertainment industry in 2018 with a special concert in her native Manila, Philippines. More recently, Lea has performed in the Broadway revival of Once on This Island which won the Tony® Award for Best Revival of a Musical.
"'On returning to Australia, Lea Salonga says "I am so thrilled to be returning to Australia! After performing in Sydney and Melbourne in 2017, we are excited to add Brisbane to this visit and I can't wait to see all my Australian fans and share a night of some of my favourite music with them.' Michael Cassel, Producer says "We are delighted to welcome Lea back to Australia after our last sold out tour together. Along with our presenting partners, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and QPAC, we cannot wait to see her take to Australian stages once again. Lea celebrated her 40-year career in Manila last year, so her return to Australia seems a fitting way to continue the celebrations.'
Lea will wow audiences with Broadway hits and movie greats, including hit songs from Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, The Greatest Showman, Aladdin and Frozen amongst others. Her vocal flair will be matched by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Sydney and an orchestra in Brisbane and Melbourne, under the baton of Gerard Salonga.
With leading roles in London's West End and on Broadway including Les Misérables and Miss Saigon, Lea Salonga is a bona fide star. Lea was most recently seen in the Broadway revival of Once on This Island which won the Tony Award for 'Best Revival of a Musical'. Lea and the cast of Once on This Island were nominated for the 2019 Grammy Award for Best 'Musical Theatre Album'. In 2018 she also celebrated her 40th Anniversary in the entertainment industry with a special concert in her native Manila in the Philippines.
In 2011 Lea was made a 'Disney Legend' by The Walt Disney Company, for her outstanding contributions to the Disney legacy, for her role as the voice of two Disney Princesses - Aladdin's 'Princess Jasmine' and the title role in Mulan. Lea was the first Filipina to receive the award, with other awardees including Tom Hanks, Elton John, Steve Jobs and Barbara Walters.
Lea has performed for six Philippine Presidents; three American Presidents; Diana, Princess of Wales; and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Currently, Lea serves as a Coach on the Philippines hit television show and worldwide format, The Voice and The Voice Kids." - broadwayworld.com
“Ms. Salonga’s bright, metallically edged voice is a shiny all-purpose instrument that confidently establishes its dominion over whatever musical setting surrounds it”
New York Times
“Remarkably pure, sweet, and seemingly effortless voice. Salonga doesn’t disappoint”
“If you close your eyes when Lea Salonga sings, you’ll feel like you’re sitting in a room with a Disney princess”
Wall Street Journal