Lea Salonga took to the image-sharing site, Instagram wherein she posted
“50 today!!! Woo-hoo!!! To everyone that sent a greeting, THANK YOU!!! I’m a tad overwhelmed, but in an oh so good way! Truly, this girl is hella grateful! she wrote.
Meanwhile, Lea Salonga is currently making rounds on the micro-blogging site, Twitter as netizens poured in greetings on her birthday.
Lea Salonga or Maria Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga in real life came to prominence brought by her roles in musical theater and broadway.
The 49-year-old singer is behind the singing voices of Disney Princesses Jasmine from Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan.
She started her singing career at the age of 18 with her portrayal of the lead role (Kim) in Miss Saigon. The musical paved her way to be recognized around the world, naming her as the first Asian woman to win a Tony Award.
In 2004, she married Robert Charles Chien, a Chinese-Japanese managing director of an entertainment software company based in Los Angeles, California.
She and her husband met while the singer is performing in Flower Drum Song and they were blessed to have one child.
Aside from musical plays, she also ventured into acting on television and in movies. She also starred in numerous shows, with her latest stint as one of the coaches/judges of The Voice of the Philippines.
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