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Artist Biography For Lea Salonga & Brad Kane

Brad Kane And Lea Salonga Both Have Their Individual Musical Careers. They Worked Together In The Disney Animated Movie "Aladdin" Providing The Singing Voices Of The Characters Aladdin And Jasmine. They Recorded The Single "We Could Be In Love" Soon After. Here Are Their Individual Bios. ---- Bradley Caleb Kane Born 29 September 1973 Is A Singer Actor And Writer. He Began To Act When He Was Three Years Old With A Small Role In The Movie "Six Weeks." After That He Obtained A Role In A Nationally-Circulated Commercial Which He Auditioned For By The Recommendation Of One Of His Teachers. This Led Him To Sign A Contract With An Agent The One Who Pushed Him Very Much In His Artistic Career. At The Age Of Eight And A Half He Obtained The Role Of One Of The Four Chorus Boys In The Broadway Musical "Evita " In Which Ironically He Sang Songs Whose Lyrics Were Penned By Tim Rice. He Was In That Production For Four Months Before Changing To A More Scenic Steven Sondheim's "Sunday In The Park With George " In Which He Began To Act Alongside Such Stars As Bernadette Peters And Mandy Patinkin. At The Age Of Eleven Kane Participated In The "Very Special Arts" Festival A Benefit For Disabled Children Which Gave Him An Opportunity To Sing By First Lady Nancy Reagan In The White House And The Kennedy Center. Kane Has Appeared In Many Commercials And Has Been A Guest Star In Such Popular Programs As "Law And Order " "One Life To Live " "Guiding Light " "Search For Tomorrow " And "Plaza Sésamo." He Has Also Been A Host On The Nickelodeon Series "Rated K Update " And Has Been The Assistant Conductor Of An Interview Program Called "Girl Talk." In Theater His Credits Include The Role Of The Young Lucius In The Public Theater's Production Of "Titus Andronicus " And Two Roles In The Lincoln Center's Production Of "Winter's Tale." Caleb Is Best Known As The Singing Voice Of Aladdin In Disney's 1992 Animated Feature. That Same Year He Recorded A Duet With Lea Salonga Who Had Sung The Part Of Princess Jasmine Called "We Could Be In Love " Which Was Later Released As A Single. While At NYU In The Early 1990s Brad Was The Frontman In A Band Called The Misconceptions.He Is Less Commonly Known As The Voice Behind The Popular Cereal Catchphrase "Silly Rabbit Trix Are For Kids". In 1993 He Played Arpad Laszlo In The Broadway Revival Of She Loves Me. He Also Played Tucker Wells In The Season Three Episode "The Prom" Of Buffy The Vampire Slayer And Provided Jonathan Levinson's Singing Voice In The Episode "Superstar". Currently He Goes By The Name Caleb Kane. On September 11 2005 Kane Was Invited To A Ceremony At Hong Kong Disneyland The Night Before The Theme Park's Opening. He Performed The Song "A Whole New World" From Aladdin With Cantopop Star Joey Yung. As Caleb Kane He First Came Out With His Song "This Close" Which Was Played On The Movie "Devil's Pond". Then In 2004 He Released His Website With A Message Board To Promote His Album "This Day In History" With The First Single "Go Mad" Released In March 2006. Caleb Has 2 Versions Of The Video Of This Single And Also Another Promotional Video For "In Your Own Way" A Song That Was Played On The Show "The Black Donnellys". On Summer 2007 He Married Actress Sarah Thompson At The Bacara Resort & Spa. ---- Lea Salonga-Chien KL Born Maria Ligaya Carmen Imutan Salonga On February 22 1971 In The Philippines Is A Multi-Awarded Filipino Singer And Actress Who Is Best Known For Originating The Role Of Kim In The Musical Miss Saigon. 1 In The Field Of Musical Theater She Is Recognized For Having Won The Olivier Tony Drama Desk Outer Critics And Theatre World Awards The First To Win Various International Awards For A Single Role. 2 3 She Was Also The First Asian To Play Eponine In The Musical Les Misérables On Broadway. 4 Salonga Is The Singing Voice Of Princess Jasmine From Aladdin In 1992 And Fa Mulan For Mulan And Mulan II In 1998 And In 2004 Respectively . 5 6 Contents Hide * 1 Early Career * 2 International Career * 3 Personal Life * 4 Discography * 5 Filmography * 6 References * 7 External Links Edit Early Career Lea Salonga Is A Granddaughter Of Former Senator Jovito Salonga. Lea Started As A Child Star In The Philippines Making Her Professional Debut In 1978 At The Age Of Seven Through The Musical The King And I By Repertory Philippines. 7 She Became The Lead Star Of Annie And Joined Other Productions Such As Cat On A Hot Tin Roof Fiddler On The Roof The Rose Tattoo The Sound Of Music The Goodbye Girl Paper Moon And The Fantasticks. 8 She Began Her Recording Career At The Age Of Ten With Her First Album Small Voice Which Received A Gold Certification. 9 10 A Song On The Album The Duet “Happiness ” Marked Her First Recording Collaboration With Her Younger Brother Gerard Salonga Who Would Years Later Work With Her Either As Musical Director Or Creative Director In Her Concerts And Recordings. 11 12 Her Second Album "Lea " Was Released In 1988. 13 In Addition To Performing In Musical Theater And Recordings Salonga Hosted Her Own Musical Television Show Love Lea 14 And Was A Member Of The Cast Of German Moreno's Teen Variety Show That's Entertainment. 15 She Likewise Acted In Films Which Included The Family-Oriented Tropang Bulilit 16 Like Father Like Son 17 Ninja Kids 18 Captain Barbell 19 And Pik Pak Boom. 20 She Also Opened For International Acts Such As Menudo And Stevie Wonder In Their Concerts In Manila In 1985 And In 1988 Respectively. 21 As A Young Performer Lea Salonga Received A Filipino Academy Of Movie Arts And Sciences FAMAS Award Nomination The Philippine Equivalent Of An Oscar Nomination For Best Child Actress 22 And Three Wins From The Aliw Literally "entertainment" Awards As Best Child Performer. 23 Edit International Career Salonga's Big Breakthrough Came When She Was Selected To Play Kim In The Megahit Musical Miss Saigon In 1989. 24 Unable To Find A Strong Enough Asian Actress/singer In The United Kingdom The Producers Scoured Many Countries Looking For The Lead Role Of This Major British Production. 25 26 For Her Audition The 17-Year-Old Salonga Chose To Sing Boublil And Schönberg's "On My Own" From Les Misérables And Was Later Asked To Sing "Sun And Moon" To Test Her Voice Quality's Compatibility With The Songs In The Musical. 27 28 The Members Of The Panel Were Impressed With Salonga's Rendition Of The Songs Noting That From Salonga’s Very First Note They Already Knew They Had A Potential Kim. 29 30 Salonga Competed With Childhood Friend And Fellow Repertory Philippines Performer Monique Wilson As They Were Tested With Songs From The Musical Which Included "Too Much For One Heart " A Number Replaced By The Duet "Please" Right Before The Musical Opened. 31 32 33 Salonga Was Offered The Lead Role With Wilson As The Alternate Who Was Also Assigned The Role Of Bar Girl Mimi . 34 35 36 37 For Her Performance As Kim Salonga Won The Olivier For Best Performance By An Actress In A Musical For The 1989/1990 Season. 38 From Its Original London Home Miss Saigon Moved To Broadway In April 1991. 39 Salonga Subsequently Garnered The Tony Drama Desk Outer Critics Circle And The Theatre World Awards For The Same Role. 40 41 42 Between 1993 And 1996 She Was Asked Periodically To Play Kim On Broadway To Boost Ticket Sales. 43 In 1999 She Was Invited Back To London To Close The Musical And In 2001 At The Age Of 29 And After Doing The Manila Run Of The Musical 44 Salonga Returned To Broadway To Close The Broadway Production. 45 Between Opening Miss Saigon In 1989 And Closing It On Broadway 12 Years Later In 2001 Salonga Became Involved In Other Musical Productions And Projects In 1990 She Performed In A Major Homecoming Concert In Manila Entitled A Miss Called Lea. 46 She Also Received A Presidential Award Of Merit From Philippine President Corazon Aquino. 47 In 1993 Upon Completion Of Her Initial Stint As Kim On Broadway Salonga Played The Role Of Street Waif Eponine In The Broadway Production Of Les Misérables 48 49 And Later Flew To Los Angeles To Perform The Song "A Whole New World" Of Disney's Aladdin Salonga Is The Singing Voice Of Princess Jasmine With Brad Kane At The 65th Annual Academy Awards 50 Where The Song Won An Oscar. 51 That Same Year She Released Her Self-Titled International Debut Album With Atlantic Records Which Had Modest Sales In The USA But Went Platinum In The Philippines And Sold 3 Million Copies Worldwide. 52 In 1994 Salonga Played In Various Musical Theater Productions In The Philippines And Singapore. 53 54 She Starred As Sandy In Grease 55 As Sonia Walks In They're Playing Our Song 56 And As The Witch In Into The Woods. 57 In 1995 Salonga Back In The U.S. Played The Role Of Geri Riordan An 18-Year-Old Adopted Vietnamese American Child In The Movie Redwood Curtain Which Starred John Lithgow And Jeff Daniels. 58 She Then Flew Back To The Philippines To Star With Filipino Matinee Idol Aga Muhlach In The Critically-Acclaimed Film Sana Maulit Muli 59 Which Gave Her Her Second Filipino Academy Of Movie Arts And Sciences FAMAS Award Nomination This Time For Best Actress. 60 She Accepted An Invitation From Sir Cameron Mackintosh To Play The Role Of Eponine In The Les Miserable's 10th Anniversary Presentation Called Les Miserables In Concert At London's Royal Albert Hall. Salonga Performed As Part Of A "dream Cast" Composed Of Colm Wilkinson Michael Ball Judy Kuhn And Philip Quast. 61 62 In 1996 Salonga Was In Les Miserables Once Again. She Played Eponine In The London Production Of The Musical Then Continued On To Do The Role In The Musical's U.S. National Tour In Hawaii. 63 From 1997 To 2000 Salonga Kept Herself Busy With Recordings And Concerts In The Philippines And Another Engagement In London In Addition To Her Periodic Returns To Miss Saigon In London And On Broadway. In 1997 She Released "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing" Recordings From Her Childhood Days To Gold Sales In The Philippines. 64 65 That Recording Was Followed By "Lea...In Love" In 1998 66 And "By Heart" In 2000 With Both Albums Reaching Multiple Platinum Status In The Philippines. 67 In Addition To The Release Of These Albums She Participated In The Major Tribute Concert To Sir Cameron Mackintosh In London Called "Hey Mr. Producer The Musical World Of Cameron MacKintosh " Where She Did Numbers From Different Musicals Mounted By The Famous Producer. 68 69 70 She Also Performed In Four Concerts The Homecoming Concert The Millennium Concert The Best Of Manila And Songs From The Screen - The Last Two Being Benefit Shows. 71 Salonga Closed The Millennium With A Grand Miss Saigon "homecoming" Via The Manila Production Of The Musical Staged At The Cultural Center Of The Philippines At The End Of 2000. 72 After Miss Saigon's Closing On Broadway In 2001 Salonga Recreated The Role Of Lien Hughes Originally Played By Ming-Na Wen In The Soap Opera As The World Turns. After Completing Her Contract That Year She Was Asked To Return To The Role In 2003. 73 74 She Also Guested On Russell Watson's The Voice Concert Narrated For The Television Special My America A Poetry Atlas Of The United States And Appeared On The Christmas Episode Of The TV Medical Drama E.R. Playing The Role Of A Patient With Lymphoma. 75 76 In 2002 Salonga Returned To Broadway To Play The Role Of A Chinese Immigrant In A Reinterpretation Of Rodgers And Hammerstein's Flower Drum Song Opposite Jose Llana. 77 This Was After The Reinvented Musical Had A Very Successful Run At The Mark Taper Forum In Los Angeles In 2001 With Salonga Playing The Lead Role 78 79 80 And With The Show Garnering Multiple Wins And Nominations Including Lead Actress In A Musical For Salonga From The Theatre Los Angeles Ovation Awards. 81 82 The Show Given A Brand New Libretto And Considered One Of The 10 Best Plays On Broadway In 2002 By Time Magazine 83 Garnered Tony Award Nominations For Best Book Best Costume Designer And Best Choreographer 84 And Earned Nominations From The Outer Critics Circle 85 The Drama League 86 The Astaire Awards 87 And Broadway.Com's Audience Awards And Broadwayworld.Com's Fans' Choice Awards As Well. 88 The Salonga-Led Broadway Revival Cast Album Was Also A Top Contender At The 2003 Grammy Awards For Best Musical Show Album. 89 While Ms. Salonga's Performance Was Received Positively By Theater Critics Such As Matthew Murray Heather Cross Patrick Purdon And John Simon Among Others She Was Not Nominated At The Tony Awards For Her Brief Stint On Broadway That Season Although She Did Get Nominations For Distinguished Performance From The Drama League For Favorite Lead Actress In A Broadway Musical From Broadway.Com's Audience Awards And For Best Lead Actress In A Musical From Broadwayworld.Com's Fans' Choice Awards. 90 Between The 2001 Los Angeles And 2002 Broadway Productions Of Flower Drum Song She Performed In A Non-Musical Theatrical Production For The First Time Playing The Role Of Catherine In The Stage Play Proof In Manila. 91 This Was Followed By A Major Concert The Broadway Concert 92 At The Philippine International Convention Center. She Also Sang With Harry Connick Peter Gallagher And Michelle Lee In A Tribute Number For Richard Rodgers At The 56th Tony Awards. 93 In 2003 Salonga Was Back In Manila To Do Her First "all-Filipino" Concert Called Songs From Home Which Later Won For Her Another Aliw Award As Entertainer Of The Year She Had Won It The Year Prior . 94 95 Upon Her Return To The U.S. She Performed In Several Shows At The Mohegan Sun In Montville Connecticut. This Was Followed By A Christmas Concert In The Philippines Called Home For Christmas At The End Of The Year Which Captured The Critics' Notice At The 18th Aliw Awards 96 And Performances At The Lenape Regional Performing Arts Center In Marlton New Jersey The Following Year In 2004. 97 Later That Year She Was Back On The Stage As Lizzie In The Manila Production Of The Musical Baby Which Earned Her Yet Another Nomination From The Aliw Awards. 98 99 In 2005 Salonga Played Her First US Concert Tour In San Francisco Los Angeles Atlantic City And Chicago. 100 101 102 Concert Dates In Washington D.C. And Norfolk Virginia Followed. 103 Later That Year Salonga Performed With A 26-Piece Ensemble To A Sold-Out Crowd At The Isaac Stern Hall In Carnegie Hall For The Benefit Of Diverse City Theater Company. 104 105 106 107 108 Between Her Concerts The Filipino Academy Of Movie Arts And Sciences FAMAS Bestowed Her With The Golden Artist Award At The 53rd FAMAS Awards In Honor Of Her International Achievements. 109 110 She Performed During The Grand Opening Of Hong Kong's Disneyland 111 And Recorded Two Songs On Tenor Daniel Rodriguez's In The Presence CD. 112 That Same Year Too Salonga Did Voice Work For Disney's English Dub Of Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro As Mrs. Kusakabe Salonga's Other Disney Film Credits Include The Singing Voice Of Princess Jasmine For Aladdin In 1992 And Fa Mulan For Mulan And Mulan II In 1998 And In 2004 Respectively . 113 114 In 2006 At The 15th Asian Games In Doha Qatar Salonga Concluded The Closing Ceremony With The Song "Triumph Of The One" Before An Audience Of 50 000 People At The Khalifa Stadium. 115 116 117 In 2007 Salonga Released Her First Studio Album In Seven Years Called "Inspired " Which Has Been Certified Platinum 118 And Finished Another Stint In The Musical Les Misérables On Broadway This Time As Fantine. 119 120 She Is Slated To Appear In A Number Of Musical Events Scheduled In Different Countries Until 2008. 121 122 123 124 Salonga Received The Order Of Lakandula Award From Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo In Recognition Of Her Excellence In Her Craft And For Using Her Talents To Benefit Philippine Society. 125 It Was Also Announced That She Would Return To Broadway In The Musical Les Misérables Replacing Daphne Rubin-Vega As Fantine On March 6. 126 127 Her Tenure Started However On March 2 Four Days Earlier Than Planned. 128 129 Her Casting On The Show Has Been Credited With Boosting The Musical's Ticket Sales On Broadway. 130 131 On September 27 2007 President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Who Was In New York Watched Salonga In Her New Role In The Musical Whose Cast That Night Included Filipino Americans Adam Jacobs As Marius And Ali Ewoldt As Cosette. 132 133 Her Contract With The Musical Ended On October 21 2007 And She Was Succeeded By Broadway's Original Cosette Judy Kuhn. 134 135 For Her Performances In This Revival Salonga Received Rave Reviews And Made It Again To The Short List Of Broadway.Com's Audience Award Favorites -- This Time For Best Replacement For Her New Role As Fantine. 136 137 138 During Her Stint On Broadway This Season She Appeared On Broadway On Broadway 2007 139 And Stars In The Alley 2007 140 Spoke At The Broadway Artists Alliance Summer Intensives 141 Guested On The Broadway Musical 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 142 And Participated In Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS' 12th Annual Nothing Like A Dame Event To Benefit The Women's Health Initiative Of The Actors Fund. 143 144 Right After Doing Les Misérables She Performed In Two Events At The US Military Academy Band's Concert In West Point Where She Sang Four Songs And An Encore 145 And In Her Own Concert At The Tarrytown Music Hall In New York. 146 As Of November 2007 A Number Of Performances Were Scheduled For The Rest Of The Year And For 2008 Including A Christmas Presentation In Manila 147 148 Concerts In Other Parts Of The Philippines And In California Hawaii Hong Kong And Guam 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 And Broadway Asia Entertainment's International Tour Of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella Where She Plays The Lead. 157 158 In Her 30-Year Career Thus Far Salonga Has Performed For Five Philippine Presidents From Ferdinand Marcos To Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Three American Presidents George H. W. Bush Bill Clinton And George W. Bush And For Princess Diana And Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 159 160 In 2007 Salonga Released Her First Studio Album In Seven Years Called "Inspired " Which Has Been Certified Platinum 161 And Finished Another Stint In The Musical Les Misérables On Broadway This Time As Fantine. 162 163 She Is Slated To Appear In A Number Of Musical Events Scheduled In Different Countries Until 2008. 164 165 166 167 Salonga On July 3 2008 Started Writing As Columnist In Philippine Daily Inquirer - “Backstory” Entertainment Section "Introducing Lea Salonga Writer." 168 She Will Perform In "Global Pop" At The Music Center On July 11 2008. It Is Presented By The Blue Ribbon A Group Founded By Dorothy Chandler In 1968. 169 Backed By An Orchestra Of 19 Musicians Lea Salonga Received A Standing Ovation For Her Historic Solo Concert Tickets Priced $ 30 - $ 115 At Frank Gehry’s Masterpiece On July 11 At Los Angeles’ Iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall. Salonga Also Performed Part Of Rodgers And Hammerstein’s “There’s Music In You ” As Preview Of Her Coming Show “Cinderella ” At The Cultural Center Of The Philippines On July 29. 170 171 172 According To Billboard.Com The Acclaimed Singing Actress Is Scheduled To Offer Concerts In Nevada Washington California Indiana New York Hawaii And More In 2009. 173

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