Lea Salonga 'we Love You Forever' by Heinz Duthel
Lea Salonga Lea Salonga (born February 22, 1971) is a Filipino singer and actress. She is best known for her musical role Kim in Miss Saigon, for which she won the Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Theatre World Awards, the first to win various international awards for a single role. She was the first Asian to play Eponine as well as the first Asian to play Fantine in the musical Les Miserables on Broadway.. In April 1975 at "Dreamland", a sleazy Vietnamese club, shortly before the Fall of Saigon, it is Kim's first day as a bargirl. The seventeen-year-old orphan is greeted by the Engineer, a French-Vietnamese man who owns the club. Backstage, the girls get ready for the night's show, jeering at Kim's naivete ("Overture"). The U.S. Marines, aware that they will be leaving Vietnam soon, party with the Vietnamese prostitutes at the club ("The Heat Is On In Saigon"). Chris, a Sergeant disenchanted by the club scene, is encouraged by his friend John to go with a girl.
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- 12 Nov 2010
- Morrisville, NC, United States