Known to the world as Lea Salonga, (born February 22, 1971) is a Filipina singer and actress best known for her roles in musical theatre, for supplying the singing voices of two Disney Princesses, and as a recording artist and television performer. Salonga's feature film credits include the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan and Mulan II. Most recently, Lea Salonga was a judge on the Philippines' hit version of The Voice.
Lea Salonga is also credited for originating the Olivier award-winning role of Kim in the West End production of Miss Saigon, then later bringing it to the Broadway stage for which she won a Tony, among other awards. The first Asian to play Eponine in Les Miserables on Broadway, she subsequently returned to the show in 2007 as Fantine, and again reprised the role for the sold-out 25th anniversary concert in London. Salonga garnered a Craig Noel nomination for Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical for her latest work in the U.S., Allegiance, a production developed by legendary actor George Takei.