Pepperdine University’s Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts presents award-winning actress and singer Lea Salonga, who closes out the 2019–2020 season at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, on Tuesday, April 28, and Wednesday, April 29, at 8 p.m.
Salonga is renowned across the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch. She is best known for her Tony Award-winning role in Miss Saigon. In addition to the Tony, she has won the Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards in the field of musical theatre. She was also the first Asian to play Eponine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway and returned to the beloved show as Fantine in the 2006 revival.
Fans of all ages recognize Salonga for her work in animation—she was the singing voice of Disney Princess Jasmine from Aladdin and Fa Mulan for Mulan and Mulan II. For her portrayal of the beloved princesses, the Walt Disney Company bestowed her with the honor of “Disney Legend.”
Salonga’s 2019 The Human Heart Tour saw sold-out audiences and record-breaking sales across North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia. An avid techie and gamer, Salonga divides her time between Manila, Philippines with her family and the United States.
Salonga’s concert is scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 8 p.m., and Wednesday, April 29, 8 p.m., at the Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, in Malibu. Tickets are $25–$50 for adults, $10 for Pepperdine students. Tickets for this event are currently sold out but there is a waiting list. Please contact the box office at (310) 506-4522.
All March events at the Pepperdine campus have been postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Currently, all April events are still scheduled, pending developments.