Preview | Lea Salonga in Concert - About

Tony Award-winning singer performs favorite selections from her career from the

Sydney Opera House Friday, November 27 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/broadwayonpbs and the PBS Video app

Synopsis

As part of its fourth annual “Broadway’s Best” lineup, Great Performances shines a spotlight on Tony Award winner Lea Salonga with the world premiere of Lea Salonga in Concert premiering Friday, November 27 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/broadwayonpbs and the PBS Video app. Captured in peak performance from the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Salonga performs the beloved songs she made famous throughout her Broadway career as well as her signature songs from the animated movie blockbusters, “Aladdin” and “Mulan.”

Renowned worldwide for her powerhouse voice and perfect pitch, Salonga entered the Broadway musical scene with her 1991 Tony-winning performance as Kim in “Miss Saigon” and most recently starred in the Tony-winning 2017 revival of “Once on This Island.” She was the first Asian cast member to play Eponine in the musical “Les Misérables” on Broadway and later returned to the beloved show as Fantine in the 2006 revival.

Notable Talent

  • Lea Salonga, Tony-winning singer
  • Gerard Salonga, conductor, resident conductor of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and former assistant conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • David Horn, Executive Producer of Great Performances

Song List

  • “Feeling Good”
  • “Reflection” (from “Mulan”)
  • “Human Heart” (from “Once On This Island”)
  • Medley: “Will He Like Me?”/ “Vanilla Ice Cream”/ “Till There Was You” (from “She Loves Me” and “The Music Man”)
  • “Journey to the Past” (from “Anastasia”)
  • “Why, God, Why?” (from “Miss Saigon”)
  • “Meadowlark” (from “The Baker’s Wife”)
  • “A Whole New World” (from “Aladdin”)
  • “On My Own” (from “Les Misérables”)
  • “This Is Me” (from “The Greatest Showman”)

Short TV Listing

Enjoy hits from the internationally acclaimed singer performed at the Sydney Opera House.

Long TV Listing

Enjoy a concert from the Sydney Opera House performed by the internationally acclaimed singer that includes selections from her Broadway career as well as hits from the animated movie blockbusters “Aladdin” and “Mulan.”

Series Overview

Throughout its more than 40-year history on PBS, Great Performances has provided viewers across the country with an unparalleled showcase of the best in all genres of the performing arts, serving as America’s most prestigious and enduring broadcaster of cultural programming. The series is available for streaming simultaneously on all station-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and the PBS Video app, which is available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast. PBS station members can view episodes via Passport (contact your local PBS station for details).

Production Credits

Great Performances: Lea Salonga in Concert is directed for television by Todd Decker and produced by Donald Young. Executive producers are Paul Clarke, Stephen Gong, Josh Pultz and Lea Salonga. Executive in charge of production is James Ott. Lea Salonga in Concert with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra is a production of the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Great Performances is produced by THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Bill O’Donnell is series producer and David Horn is executive producer.

Underwriters

Major funding for “Broadway’s Best” on Great Performances is provided by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Arts Fund, the Rosalind P. Walter, the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, Seton J. Melvin, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, Jody and John Arnhold, The Starr Foundation, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, the Thea Petschek Iervolino Foundation, The Abra Prentice Foundation, Ruth and Harold Newman, the Merle and Shirley Harris Fund, Ellen and James S. Marcus, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.

Websites:

http://www.pbs.org/gperf, http://www.facebook.com/GreatPerformances, @GPerfPBS #GreatPerformancesPBS #BroadwayOnPBS

Transcript Print

♪ A whole new world Meet one of Broadway's best performers.

When Lea Salonga sings some of Broadway's best music with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Lea Salonga: I'm at the Sydney Opera House, oh my God!

♪ Part of the human heart We'll all feel good with 'Lea Salonga in Concert.'

♪ This is me On 'Great Performances.'