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Acclaimed Broadway singer and actress Lea Salonga will be the featured guest artist on The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square’s tour to the Philippines. This is the second stop on the Choir’s “Hope” world tour from February 20-29, 2024, and the first visit by the Choir to the Philippines.

Salonga is a multiple award-winning actor and singer renowned 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 Award, she has won the Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards in the field of musical theatre.

Many fans of all ages recognize Salonga as the singing voice of Princess Jasmine from “Aladdin” and Fa Mulan for “Mulan” and “Mulan II.” Lea served as a judge on the Philippines hit version of “The Voice,” including the ratings juggernaut “The Voice Kids.” Salonga is an avid techie and gamer, and she and her family divide their time between Manila, the Philippines and the United States.

Under the direction of Mack Wilberg, music director of the Choir, and Ryan Murphy, associate music director, the concerts will feature Salonga and the Choir performing a repertoire that reflects, in part, the musicality of the country.

Salonga performed with the Choir during its annual Christmas concert in Salt Lake City in December 2022. Wilberg said he is looking forward to working with Salonga again.

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