Lea Salonga wins Broadway’s Best Featured Actress in a Musical award

World-renowned Tony and Lawrence Olivier-award winning Filipina theatre actress Lea Salonga won major international recognition at Broadway’s Theater Fans’ Choice Awards.

Salonga bagged the Best Featured Actress in a Musical for the successful run of “Once on This Island.”

Salonga’s return to Broadway via the Tony-award nominated revival is definitely an explosive theater return for her.

She played the role of Erzulie, goddess of love, in the Michael Arden-helmed revival of the Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical that opened December 3, 2017, at Circle in the Square.

“Once On This Island” was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Revival, Best Direction, and Best Actress (Kilgore).

She will play her last performance on June 24.

The results were released by Broadwayworld.com and among the winners is American actor singer Alex Newell as Best Featured Actor in a Musical also from “Once on This Island” and “Hamilton” as Best Long Running Broadway Show.

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