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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.

For Disney, she is well-known for providing the singing voices of Jasmine and Fa Mulan.

Salonga was named a Disney Legend in 2011, alongside fellow Disney Princess voice actresses Jodi Benson, Paige O'Hara, and Anika Noni Rose for her work with the company.

She also voiced Yasuko Kusakabe in My Neighbor Totoro.

Trivia

  • 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.

Disney Roles