Why Isn’t Lea Salonga on Broadway Right Now? Five Roles for the Tony Winner
February 28th, 2014
by Josh Ferri
Fans of Tony Award winner Lea Salonga (or just fans of great talent) are in for a big treat as Bway-Live.com offers the full HD film performance of Back to Before, her live concert at the Allen Room.
Now, that clip really drives home what a treasure she is and how vastly underutilized she is in the current Broadway landscape. As shows she’s put her stamp on (Les Miserables, Aladdin and Miss Saigon) make their way back into the Broadway zeitgeist, one has to ask: where’s Lea Salonga, and why isn’t she on a marquee right now? And you can’t say there are no roles for her. Below, BroadwayBox highlights five Broadway musicals Lea could step into tomorrow.
Elizabeth/Beth in If/Then
Catherine in Pippin
Donna in Mamma Mia!
Guest star in After Midnight
Roxie in Chicago
All in all, please come back soon Lea! We need that voice in Times Square now.