Maria Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga is a Filipina soprano singer and actress who is well known for originating the lead role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon, for which she won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 1991, and was also one of the first Asians to play the roles of Éponine Thénardier and Fantine in the musical Les Misérables.
She also voiced Yasuko Kusakabe in My Neighbor Totoro.
- Salonga was one of the coaches on The Voice of the Philippines.
- She also did the voice of Jasmine in the Filipino dub of Sofia the First, aired on TV5.
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