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03/17/17

Broadway & Disney Icon Lea Salonga to Perform in Shannon Hall

Press release

For immediate release

Contact: Esty Dinur, edinur@wisc.edu(608) 262-3907

Welcome Tony Award-winning Broadway Icon & Disney Princess Lea Salonga to Madison

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The Wisconsin Union Theater is pleased to welcome Broadway goddess and Disney princess Lea Salonga onSunday, April 30, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in Shannon Hall. Pricing is as follows: UW-Madison students are $10, Union Members and non-UW students are $54, $50, and $30, UW Faculty and Staff are $56, $52, $30, Youth (18 & under) are $30 and the general public are $58, $54, $30. Tickets can be purchased on our website, at the Memorial Union box office or by calling 608-265-ARTS. 

The voice of Mulan, Princess Jasmine, the original Eponine from Les Miserables and Kim from Miss Saigon are just a few of the many roles that musical theater great Lea Salonga has played on stage and on-screen. Most recently, she performed in the Broadway Musical Allegiance alongside legendary performer George Takei.

Salonga is "known across the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch" according to Broadway World, and The Village Voice stated, "her clear, glistening soprano is all but embedded in the American musical subconscious." 

Born in the Philippines, she has received numerous awards, including the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a musical, a Tony Award, and a Drama Desk Award for Miss Saigon. She was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

This performance is presented by the Wisconsin Union Directorate’s Performing Arts Committee and was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Media sponsors are WSUM, 91.7FM and Capital City Hues.