Lea Salonga made her professional debut at the age of 7 in Repertory Philippines' production of 'The King And I' and has since appeared other theatre productions. At the age of 10, she began her recording career and received a gold record for her first album, Small Voice.
She has also hosted her own musical television show, 'Love, Lea', which she hosted with her brother, Gerard. Through her role as Kim in the critically acclaimed musical Miss Saigon, Salonga became the recipient of several awards, most notably were the Olivier Award and the Tony.
Salonga supplied the singing voice of Jasmine for the Walt Disney animated hit, 'Aladdin'; the role of Tuptim in a new recording of 'The King and I' with Julie Andrews, Ben Kingsley and The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; and the lead for a Walt Disney animated film called 'Mulan'.
She has also performed the song "A Whole New World" at the 65th Annual Academy Awards, where the song won an Oscar. She had a self-titled international debut album with Atlantic Records, which has gone platinum and gold in parts of Southeast Asia.
She reprised her award-winning role as Kim in the Manila production of Miss Saigon.