Tony Award-Winning Lea Salonga Kicks off U.S. Concert Tour; New Live Album ‘Blurred Lines’ Set for May Release

Photo credit: Raymund Isaac
Photo credit: Raymund Isaac

Tony award-winner Lea Salonga is kicking off her U.S. tour tonight in Brookville, NY.,  and will be releasing a brand new live album, ‘Blurred Lines’ (LML Music Label), on May 5, 2017 and is available for pre-sale on LeaSalonga.com.

‘Blurred Lines’ was recorded during Salonga’s sold-out run at the famed Feinstein’s / 54 Below last year. The six date showcase was received with overwhelming accolades from fans and critics alike.

“To have an amazing recording of such a special show is rare and exciting!” says Salonga. She continues, “This was such a fun show to put together and I’m so happy we can share it with an even wider audience.” Salonga returns to Feinstein’s / 54 Below next month for a record-setting 15-show encore performance.
Track Listing:

  • Manhattan (Richard Rogers – Lorenz Hart)
  • My Foolish Heart (Victor Young – Ned Washington)
  • Give it up for the Band
  • Blackbird / A Quiet Thing** (John Lennon – Paul McCartney / John Kander – Fred Ebb)
  • The Story of My Life (Nial Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlison)
  • A Song for You / I Can’t Make You Love Me (Leon Russell / Mike Reid – Allan Shamblin)
  • Fast Car (Tracey Chapman)
  • I Won’t Mind (Jeff Blumenkrantz – Annie Kessler – Libby Saines)
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It* (George and Ira Gershwin)
  • Possibilities and Prospects
  • All of Me (John Legend – Toby Gad)
  • Blurred Lines* (Robin Thicke – T.I. – Pharrell Williams)
  • Gratitude
  • Greatest Hits Melody:
I Swear I’d Give My Life For You (Claude-Michel Schonberg – Richard Maltby)
A Whole New World (Alan Menken – Tim Rice)
Reflection (Matthew Wilder – David Zippel)
I Dreamed a Dream (Claude-Michel Schonberg – Herbert Kretzner)
Higher (Jay Kuo)
  1. How Do You Keep the Music Playing? / How Deep is the Ocean (Michel Legrand – Alan and Marilyn Bergman / Ingrid Berlin)

Arrangements by Lawrence Yurman (except where indicated)
**Arrangement by Jack Cavari and Lawrence Yurman
*Arrangement by Jack Cavari

For additional information, visit LeaSalonga.com.

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Known across the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch, Lea Salonga is a singer and actress who is best known for her Tony Award winning role in Miss Saigon. In addition to the Tony, she has won the Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards, in the field of musical theatre. She was also the first Asian to play Eponine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway and returned to the beloved show as Fantine in the 2006 revival. Salonga has toured all over the world, performing sold out concerts in such locations as the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Singapore’s Esplanade (twice), Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (twice), Hong Kong Cultural Center (multiple times), Queen Sirikit Convention Center in Bangkok, Carnegie Hall in New York, and in various venues in Vancouver, Sacramento, San Diego, Phoenix, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, San Bernardino, Cerritos and San Francisco. She was also the first artist to sell out two shows at Brigham Young University’s deJong Concert Hall in Provo, Utah since The Kings Singers in 2009. Many fans of all ages recognize Salonga as the singing voice of Princess Jasmine from Aladdin and Fa Mulan for Mulan and Mulan II. For her portrayal of the beloved princesses, the Walt Disney Company bestowed her with the honor of “Disney Legend” in August of 2011. Salonga made a guest appearance on the acclaimed CW television show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Currently, Salonga is a judge on the Philippines hit version of “The Voice.” Mitoy Yonting, a member of Team Lea, was named the first season winner. She is currently filming the third season of The Voice Kids.

In the fall of 2015 Salonga began her celebrated run as Kei Kimura in the Broadway production of Allegiance. The musical, inspired and developed by legendary actor George Takei, tells the story of a Japanese American family forced into an internment camp during World War II. Lea garnered a Craig Noel nomination for Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical for her performance in the Old Globe production of Allegiance, and can be heard on the show’s original cast album

ALLEGIANCE, Starring George Takei, Lea Salonga and Telly Leung, Is Back In Canadian Cinemas February 19

George Takei, Lea Salonga, Telly Leung, Michael K. Lee and More at the Closing Night Party of ALLEGIANCE

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