Rappler Talk: Lea Salonga on art, technology, and leadership


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Rappler Talk: Lea Salonga on art, technology, and leadership
Salonga talks about the wealth of world-class talent in the Philippines, taking a stand for what she believes is right, and her thoughts on the leader this country should have


Rappler talked to Lea Salonga, a multi-awarded theater actress and singer.

Salonga’s career spans more than 25 years; her breakthrough came when she bagged the lead role in the West End production of Miss Saigon in 1989. She continued to enjoy success in both Broadway and in mainstream entertainment – from Kim, she became Les Miserables’ Eponine, and then the Disney Aladdin‘s singing Princess Jasmine. These days Salonga is one of the judges of The Voice of the Philippines, and is preparing for her return to Broadway in November 2015. 

A leader in her field, Salonga is also an advocate for several causes, including women’s rights and reproductive health. She also has an active presence online, using technology to actively engage and influence.

Salonga will talk about the triumphs and struggles of a Filipino on the global stage, as well as the symbiotic relationship of art and technology.

Watch Salonga’s interview with Rappler’s Maria Ressa. – Rappler.com


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