WATCH: Lea Salonga, Broadway stars perform 'Les Mis,' 'Miss Saigon' tunes at New York Pops gala
MANILA, Philippines – Broadway's biggest stars, including our very own Lea Salonga, gathered at the The New York Pops' 33rd Birthday Gala, May 2, Monday (May 3, Tuesday in Manila) at New York's Carnegie Hall. This year's edition of the gala honors Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, the creators of popular musicals such as Les Misérables and Miss Saigon. (READ: Lea Salonga then and now: 12 amazing moments)
In the highlights video above from TheaterMania, Lea performs alongside the likes of Stephanie J. Block, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Montego Glover, Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis, Robert Marien, Patti LuPone, Eva Noblezada, Laura Osnes, John Owen-Jones, Hugh Panaro, Kyle Scatliffe, Marie Zamora, and Judith Clurman’s Essential Voices USA.
Among the showtunes that can be seen in the highlights includes a duet between Lea and Eva Noblezada to "Movie in My Mind" from Miss Saigon. (READ: Lea Salonga on Rachelle Ann Go's success)
Lea also treats Carnegie Hall to a rendition of "On My Own" from Les Misérables, a song that she performed as the character Éponine. As an ensemble towards the end of the highlights, they sing "Do You Hear the People Sing?" from the same musical. (READ: 'Les Miserables' Manila show review: Scaling the spectacle)
What do you think of these Broadway stars' performances of Les Mis and Miss Saigon tunes? Let us know in the comments. – Rappler.com