Video: Lea Salonga and Telly Leung Sing ‘Last Christmas’

Lea Salonga and Telly Leung, who played siblings in George Takei’s Allegiance on Broadway, reunited virtually for a duet of “Last Christmas.”

Lea Salonga, George Takei, Telly Leung, Michael K. Lee and company. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Lea Salonga, George Takei, Telly Leung, Michael K. Lee and company. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Larry Yurman provided the arrangement and is featured on Keyboards, with Jack Cavari on Guitar, Kevin Axt on Bass, and Sean McDaniel on Drums. The track was mixed & mastered by Christopher Hewitt and Olivia Oguma edited the video.

Multiple award winning actress and singer Lea Salonga is renown across the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch. She 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. Many fans of all ages recognize Lea 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”. Check out the PBS “Broadway’s Best” Great Performances Broadcast of her concert with The Sydney Symphony Orchestra here.

Broadway Records to Release Lea Salonga Live In Concert With The Sydney Symphony Orchestra Album In Tandem with PBS Broadcast of “Broadway’s Best” Great Performances Concert 

Most recently, Lea starred in the critically acclaimed Sony musical-drama YELLOW ROSE which hit theaters in October and is now available on demand. In August, Lea released her single “Dream Again” with all profits donated to charities aiding in COVID-19 relief around the world, including The Actor’s Fund. Currently, Lea serves as a judge on the Philippines hit version of “The Voice” including the ratings juggernaut “The Voice Kids”. To learn more about Lea Salonga visit www.leasalonga.com or follow her @MsLeaSalonga on Instagram, Facebook and twitter.

Telly Leung is a New York City native who was named one of the “Out 100” by Out Magazine and “Faces To Watch” by The Los Angeles Times. His Broadway and national touring credits include Aladdin, In Transit, Allegiance (with George Takei and Lea Salonga), Godspell, Rent (final Broadway company), Wicked (Boq, original Chicago company), Pacific Overtures, and Flower Drum Song. In 2010, he starred as Angel in Rent at the Hollywood Bowl opposite Wayne Brady, directed by Neil Patrick Harris. Television audiences will remember him as Wes the Warbler on “Glee,” as well as his guest star appearances on “Instinct,” “Odd Mom Out,” “Deadbeat,” and “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.” Leung is featured on many original Broadway cast recordings and he has released two solo albums, I’ll Cover You (2012) and Songs for You (2016) on Yellow Sound Label. For more information, please visit www.TellyLeung.com.

Watch: Alan Muraoka Helmed Premiere of Phoebe Kreutz and Gary Adler’s New Holiday Musical THE NICE LIST Featuring Ann Harada, Telly Leung, James Monroe Iglehart, Julia Mattison, Jennifer Barnhart, Nick Kohn and Don Darryl Rivera through Dec. 31 

Diane Paragas’ YELLOW ROSE, Starring Eva Noblezada, Lea Salonga and Dale Watson Now Available on Demand; Paragas to Host Live Twitter Watch Party at 8pm 

Broadway On Demand Presents Live Stream Premiere of ALLEGIANCE 

Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.

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