Musical theatre royalty – and two-time Disney Princess – Lea Salonga is coming back to the UK with her brand-new tour Dream Again.
Lea Salonga claimed her theatrical crown aged just 18 when she created the role of Kim in the epic musical Miss Saigon in the West End and subsequently on Broadway. She then went on to be the first actress of Asian descent to play both Eponine and Fantine in Les Misérables on Broadway.
Now the Olivier and Tony Award-winning star is returning to the country which launched her international stage career with a new tour heading to nine cities across the UK – including a performance at the Royal Albert Hall.
Lea Salonga: Dream Again follows Lea’s single release of the same name last year. The international collaboration brought together composers, musicians and a production team across three continents and five time zones, to help organisations aiding in COVID-19 relief.
The Dream Again tour will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of Lea recording the iconic Disney love song A Whole New World as Princess Jasmine in Aladdin in 1992. Younger fans will also recognise Lea’s pitch perfect tones as the singing voice of Fa Mulan in Mulan and Mulan II – these three films earning her the official title of Disney Legend.
Philippines-born Lea Salonga was just 17 years old when she was discovered by the producers of Miss Saigon and cast in the lead role of Kim. She originated the role in London and New York, winning the Olivier and Tony Awards for best actress in a musical for her work in the show. She returned to the West End in 2014 as part of the 25th anniversary celebrations for Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre.
Sat June 18 – LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall
Sun June 19 – SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower Theatre
Tues June 21 – CARDIFF, St David’s Hall
Thurs June 23 – BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
Fri June 24 – MANCHESTER, Bridgewater Hall
Sun June 26 – BRIGHTON, Brighton Dome
Tues June 28 – LONDON, Royal Albert Hall
Weds June 29 – CANTERBURY, The Marlowe Theatre
Fri July 1 – GLASGOW, Royal Concert Hall
Tickets go on sale on Friday September 25 from www.cuffeandtaylor.com