Singer, actress, Broadway royalty – and two-time Disney Princess – Lea Salonga is set to embark on her first solo UK tour.
Lea created the role of Kim in the epic musical Miss Saigon in the West End and on Broadway and received critical acclaim as Eponine in Les Misérables. Younger audiences will recognise her pitch-perfect tones as the singing voices of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan and Mulan II – earning her the official title of Disney
The Olivier and Tony Award-winning stage star will play six venues across the country in July, including two performances at the London Palladium.
LEA SALONGA IN CONCERT: THE ORIGINAL MISS SAIGON RETURNS
Sun July 7 – CARDIFF, Wales Millennium Centre
Weds July 10 – NOTTINGHAM, Royal Concert Hall
Thurs July 11 – BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
Sat July 13 – MANCHESTER, Opera House
Thurs July 18 – YORK, Barbican
Sun July 21 – LONDON, Palladium (matinee and evening)
Tickets are on sale now from www.cuffeandtaylor.com
The exclusive UK tour was originally scheduled for just four dates in Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and the London Palladium, with York and Nottingham added due to popular demand.
But Lea broke her leg while skiing earlier this year and rescheduled these shows for the summer, with the additional London Palladium matinee performance.
Ahead of the UK concerts, Lea said: “After delaying my shows, I now cannot wait to get back to the UK for this tour. Miss Saigon in the West End gave me my international career, and I am very grateful to my fans there for supporting me all this time. I am so excited to be preparing for my first ever solo tour in the UK after all these years, and to be able to sing some of my favourite songs for you all.”