|Lea Salonga was born Maria Ligaya Carmen Imutan Salonga on February 22, 1971 in Angeles City, Philippines. Lea Salonga is the first and only Filipina to have won the Olivier Award (1990), Tony Award (1991), Drama Desk Award (1991), Outer Critics Circle Award (1991), and Theatre World Award (1991) for Best Actress in a Musical for her work in "Miss Saigon". On January 10, 2004, she married Robert Charles Chien, a Chinese-Japanese managing director of an entertainment software company.
She was the first Asian to play Eponine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway, and is now starring as Fantine, as of March 2, 2007. On February 11, 2007, she performed at the Philippine International Convention Center with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.
Salonga recently released her first studio album in 7 years called "Inspired". The carrier single is a remake of Beverly Craven's "Promise Me". The album has just been certified platinum. ( Wikipedia )