Lea Salonga is one of the finalists on Female Network’s Womanity Awards for the Arts category! Click here for more info about the category and the finalists.
Follow this link to vote for Lea Salonga. You can vote up to 10 times a day.

Lea Salonga is one of the finalists on Female Network’s Womanity Awards for the Arts category! Click here for more info about the category and the finalists.

Follow this link to vote for Lea Salonga. You can vote up to 10 times a day.

Backstage after Miss Saigon. Man do I look tired… happy, but tired. (via Lea Salonga)

Backstage after Miss Saigon. Man do I look tired… happy, but tired. (via Lea Salonga)

Lea Salonga. Rockstar. Forever.

Lea Salonga. Rockstar. Forever.

Have you ever met Lea herself? I met her after watching her as Fantine in Les Mis a couple of years ago, and all my dreams came true hahaha

I’ve met Lea a couple of times. It’s always a great pleasure just to be in her presence. She’s one lovely, lovely woman! You’re so lucky to have seen her as Fantine!

'Les Miserables: The 25th Anniversary Concert' Blu-ray Announced

Celebrate the hit musical in high-def style this February!

In an early announcement to retailers, Universal Studios has just revealed ‘Les Miserables: The 25th Anniversary Concert’ for a home video release on February 22, 2011.

Experience the event of a lifetime with this spectacular 25th anniversary celebration of one of the most popular musicals ever written, Les Misérables. Honoring 25 years of this incredible show, this momentous film captures the excitement of two magnificent sold-out performances that were watched live around the world. With a phenomenal all-star cast, including pop star Nick Jonas (Jonas Brothers), Tony® Award winner Lea Salonga (the voice of Disney’s Mulan and Princess Jasmine), and over 500 additional artists and musicians, revel in the songs of the unforgettable characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and no supplements have been revealed so far.

(source)

'cause girl you're amazing just the way you are.

'cause girl you're amazing just the way you are.

1,400 followers! Thank you everyone!!

1,400 followers! Thank you everyone!!

The video is now up! Click link above to watch. For audio podcast, click here

January 21, 2011 - Good Times with Mo Podcast
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GTWM 8: January 21, 2011 - Lea Salonga
Posted: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 22:30:00 +0800

Good Times with Mo Podcast Episode 8- Lea Salonga is a national treasure –and she hangs out in her jammies (via Skype) with Mo and Dr. Gan to talk about her life as an international superstar, balancing family and work, and her other hidden talent – gaming! The trio jumps in to take callers’ questions on love, sex, and relationships – they gave advice to a 29-yr old guy on how to handle sex with his pregnant and horny wife (and no, he’s not gonna poke the baby during sex.) They also gave a 31-yr old woman tips on how to perform the “girl on top position”, and the benefits she can get out of it (a workout for her abs and glutes!) And finally, a 24-yr old girl called in because her ass of a boyfriend (as Lea mildy put it) broke up with her because she wouldn’t have sex with him. Mo awarded her with call of the night, so at least she’ll have something to hang her hat on. Also on the show: Dr. Gan proudly talks about how he proposed to his wife in a stairwell at med school. Lea surprises Mo and Dr. Gan (and the entire country) with her gaming chops, so much so that Mo invites Lea to throw away her Tony Award, give up Broadway, and host a gaming show on the Battle Axe network. All that and more in this episode from the world-famous Podcast, Good Times with Mo. Follow Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) & the podcast (@GTWMPodcast) on Twitter. And visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/GoodTimesWithMo.

[via www.MoTwister.com]

Screencaps of Lea Salonga on webcam looking extremely gorgeous without any make-up on. The podcast was awesome!!!

Screencaps of Lea Salonga on webcam looking extremely gorgeous without any make-up on. The podcast was awesome!!!

Good Times with Mo Podcast has already started! Tonight’s guest is Lea Salonga! Click this link to watch live streaming.
Note: Conversations revolve around sex. So kids… stay out. lol

Good Times with Mo Podcast has already started! Tonight’s guest is Lea Salonga! Click this link to watch live streaming.

Note: Conversations revolve around sex. So kids… stay out. lol

Lea Salonga is co-hosting “Good Times with Mo” tonight!

January 21, 2011 Podcast Guest: Lea Salonga

Things are going to get a bit different tonight! We are going to attempt to test our techie muscle as tonights guest, Lea Salonga, will be co-hosting the show from her home outside of Manila!  We have set up our studios in a way where we can have guest co-hosts from all around the world be part of the show. Whether it be a Hollywood star, a local celeb broadcasting from the provinces, or it will allow Mo to do the show when on one of his many trips abroad throughout the year. Lea will still be seen on the video feed via split-screen!  This is an exciting breakthrough for the show, let’s all hope things go fine!

As you all know, Lea Salonga is a national treasure. In my opinion, the finest singer that has been produced by our country—ever. I don’t need to enumerate the achievements and awards, we are all familiar with them. One thing I’d like to personally stress about Lea is her intelligence. I don’t think I have met a smarter celebrity in the business (perhaps Michael V., but it’s a tie at best). She is going to take her smarts, wit, and on occasion, sharp tongue and bring it to the GTWM podcast tonight. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS OUT ON A CHANCE TO CALL.

We will be taking calls at 10:15pm for the anticipated 10:30pm start. The phone number is 659-6969. All callers will win a Philips Go Gear mp3 player courtesy of Tradeport.com.ph, the eMall of the Philippines. Major prizes tonight are a Blackberry 9780, gift certificates from TGIFridays, and San Mig Light gift packs.

As our subscriptions on iTunes grow everyday at an alarming pace, I just want to thank you again for the continued support. Tell your friends about this show, let’s spread this virus.

(via motwister.com)

Podcast begins at 10:30 PM. Live-streaming is available at motwister.com .

fuckyeahstephensondheim:

A great performance of a great song by a great singer for a great cause.  Fuck yeah, Lea Salonga!

Lea Salonga singing Everybody Says Don’t.

Backstory: Amazed by love, then and now

By Lea Salonga
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 18:42:00 01/19/2011

MANILA, Philippines—As promised, here’s my recollection of the actual day of my wedding, the seventh anniversary of which Rob and I celebrated last week.

If I’m being melodramatic, I’d like to think that every bride is entitled to feeling that way whenever talking about her big day.

The weather in Los Angeles on Jan. 10, 2004 was glorious. Not that it mattered; the wedding would take place indoors.

The ceremony was scheduled at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral, home of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. I give full credit to Rob for being proactive in the selection process (he lobbied for this one strongly due to its pastor, Msgr. Kevin Kostelnik).

The church’s location was also special for another reason: It’s a kitty corner away from the spot where Rob and I first met—the Music Center (home of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Mark Taper Forum, the Ahmanson Theater and the Walt Disney Concert Hall). The church has the center’s same description: downtown LA, corner of Temple and Grand Streets.

At 7:30 that morning, the blackout curtains in my room were unable to mask that one bright ray of sunshine that got me up. Makeup artist Juan Sarte would be in my room at 10. After a quick shower, donning my Bride 2004 lounge wear, and having some breakfast, we got started.

My room then became a hub of activity with the arrival of my mother, brother, Raymund Isaac (one of three photographers chronicling the day’s event, along with Fidel Lirio and Andy Tecson), and Bobby Garcia.

Hair challenge

Juan was being challenged by my hair (which on this day seemed to have a mind of its own), as it refused to wield to his comb, and our combined wills. Finally, after a lot of hair spray, we were able to tame my locks into a simple, pulled-back bun.

After hair, it was time for make-up. No rebellion on the part of my skin, thank goodness. The result? Allow me to say that I never felt more beautiful than on my wedding day.

Monique Lhuillier was so kind as to personally supervise my putting on the dress. She laid it out in one bedroom for a few photos to be taken, then made sure I did everything right.

Raymund started taking pictures while we were still in the suite, even before all of us were dressed.

Rob and his groomsmen were all busy as well. Fidel took many of their photographs, capturing quite a few kooky and quirky moments. There was one serious picture of them at the lobby, and a great one taken in the men’s room!

At the church, there was a bridal room where I, with my bridesmaids, could chill for a bit. Our bouquets were handed out and I was able to grab a few minutes to just breathe.

Once the bridal party was complete (the immense traffic on the 110 freeway nearly kept one bridesmaid from making it on time), we said a quick prayer and then headed out to our starting positions.

At the altar, our main celebrant, Fr. Brian Castañeda and cocelebrants Fr. Rolando Andes and Fr. Manoling Francisco, were ready.

I’m going to skip the wedding ceremony part itself; it’s well documented and widely shared on YouTube, in various versions and edits.

Wedding songs

However, I thought to share the titles of the songs and pieces of music that we used, besides that snippet of “Two Words” during the reciting of our vows that reduced my husband to tears: “Canon in D” (Johann Pachelbel) and “Trumpet Voluntary” (Jeremiah Clarke) for our procession; “One Hand, One Heart” (Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim) during our offertory; “Ikaw” (Louie Ocampo/George Canseco) and “Tanging Yaman” (Manoling Francisco/Philip Gan) for communion; “Ave Maria” (J. S. Bach/Charles Gounod) for our Marian devotion; and finally, “Rondeau” (Jean Joseph Mouret) for the recessional.

I remember feeling calm, yet nervous at the same time. I remember telling myself to “not fall or stumble” as I walked down the marble aisle, flanked by my mother and brother.

I remember the cavernous church, its simplicity accented by domes of deep red roses. What I couldn’t have foreseen was my husband’s reaction, and the floodgates that were opened at the events unfolding on this day.

I wanted to take many mental snapshots, as I knew everything would feel like a blur. I took in the faces of family and friends, appreciated the sunshine streaming through the alabaster windows, and thanked God for a glorious day and for bringing Rob and me together.

We partied into the night at the Gold Room of the Biltmore. We danced the conga, sang and played games.

We dug into fish and steak and some good wedding cake.

After that main party had ended, a few of us headed back to the suite just to hang out and talk about how great the day was. And we ate some more.

Looking back many years later, I’m still amazed by it all. More than the majesty of the venues, the cakes, the gown, the perfect weather, I am amazed by the love that surrounded us then and now.

Backstory: Amazed by love, then and now

By Lea Salonga
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 18:42:00 01/19/2011

MANILA, Philippines—As promised, here’s my recollection of the actual day of my wedding, the seventh anniversary of which Rob and I celebrated last week.

If I’m being melodramatic, I’d like to think that every bride is entitled to feeling that way whenever talking about her big day.

The weather in Los Angeles on Jan. 10, 2004 was glorious. Not that it mattered; the wedding would take place indoors.

The ceremony was scheduled at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral, home of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. I give full credit to Rob for being proactive in the selection process (he lobbied for this one strongly due to its pastor, Msgr. Kevin Kostelnik).

The church’s location was also special for another reason: It’s a kitty corner away from the spot where Rob and I first met—the Music Center (home of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Mark Taper Forum, the Ahmanson Theater and the Walt Disney Concert Hall). The church has the center’s same description: downtown LA, corner of Temple and Grand Streets.

At 7:30 that morning, the blackout curtains in my room were unable to mask that one bright ray of sunshine that got me up. Makeup artist Juan Sarte would be in my room at 10. After a quick shower, donning my Bride 2004 lounge wear, and having some breakfast, we got started.

My room then became a hub of activity with the arrival of my mother, brother, Raymund Isaac (one of three photographers chronicling the day’s event, along with Fidel Lirio and Andy Tecson), and Bobby Garcia.

Hair challenge

Juan was being challenged by my hair (which on this day seemed to have a mind of its own), as it refused to wield to his comb, and our combined wills. Finally, after a lot of hair spray, we were able to tame my locks into a simple, pulled-back bun.

After hair, it was time for make-up. No rebellion on the part of my skin, thank goodness. The result? Allow me to say that I never felt more beautiful than on my wedding day.

Monique Lhuillier was so kind as to personally supervise my putting on the dress. She laid it out in one bedroom for a few photos to be taken, then made sure I did everything right.

Raymund started taking pictures while we were still in the suite, even before all of us were dressed.

Rob and his groomsmen were all busy as well. Fidel took many of their photographs, capturing quite a few kooky and quirky moments. There was one serious picture of them at the lobby, and a great one taken in the men’s room!

At the church, there was a bridal room where I, with my bridesmaids, could chill for a bit. Our bouquets were handed out and I was able to grab a few minutes to just breathe.

Once the bridal party was complete (the immense traffic on the 110 freeway nearly kept one bridesmaid from making it on time), we said a quick prayer and then headed out to our starting positions.

At the altar, our main celebrant, Fr. Brian Castañeda and cocelebrants Fr. Rolando Andes and Fr. Manoling Francisco, were ready.

I’m going to skip the wedding ceremony part itself; it’s well documented and widely shared on YouTube, in various versions and edits.

Wedding songs

However, I thought to share the titles of the songs and pieces of music that we used, besides that snippet of “Two Words” during the reciting of our vows that reduced my husband to tears: “Canon in D” (Johann Pachelbel) and “Trumpet Voluntary” (Jeremiah Clarke) for our procession; “One Hand, One Heart” (Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim) during our offertory; “Ikaw” (Louie Ocampo/George Canseco) and “Tanging Yaman” (Manoling Francisco/Philip Gan) for communion; “Ave Maria” (J. S. Bach/Charles Gounod) for our Marian devotion; and finally, “Rondeau” (Jean Joseph Mouret) for the recessional.

I remember feeling calm, yet nervous at the same time. I remember telling myself to “not fall or stumble” as I walked down the marble aisle, flanked by my mother and brother.

I remember the cavernous church, its simplicity accented by domes of deep red roses. What I couldn’t have foreseen was my husband’s reaction, and the floodgates that were opened at the events unfolding on this day.

I wanted to take many mental snapshots, as I knew everything would feel like a blur. I took in the faces of family and friends, appreciated the sunshine streaming through the alabaster windows, and thanked God for a glorious day and for bringing Rob and me together.

We partied into the night at the Gold Room of the Biltmore. We danced the conga, sang and played games.

We dug into fish and steak and some good wedding cake.

After that main party had ended, a few of us headed back to the suite just to hang out and talk about how great the day was. And we ate some more.

Looking back many years later, I’m still amazed by it all. More than the majesty of the venues, the cakes, the gown, the perfect weather, I am amazed by the love that surrounded us then and now.