The Voice: Time100 Impact Awards Recognizes Lea Salonga - LA Lives

Lea Salonga brings honor to us all.

Tony-winning singer-actress Lea Salonga is among the recipients of this year’s Time100 Impact Awards.

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The Time100 Impact Awards recognizes “global leaders who have gone above and beyond to move their industries—and the world—forward.”

Time described Salonga as the “Voice of Disney Princesses,” adding that she is a “life-long role model for kids of color.”

“In her four-decade award-winning career as an actress and singer, Salonga has emerged as not only a Disney and Broadway icon. But a role model for children of color. Salonga prides herself on promoting representation in Hollywood and on Broadway. And showing underrepresented groups that their stories matter,” Sanya Mansoor of Time wrote.

The publication cited Salonga’s acting experience, most notably her award-winning performance in Miss Saigon. It also mentioned her stage roles in The King and I and Les Misérables, her screen performance in Yellow Rose, and her album Bahaghari.

“It’s not easy breaking down racial barriers in historically white spaces and roles. And Salonga says she relies on her sense of humor. Which she describes as ‘sometimes inappropriate and sometimes irreverent’ to stay sane,” Time wrote.

Banner Photo by Lea Salonga via Instagram.

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