LEA SALONGA & DAVID BURNHAM Celebrate Broadway & Disney With THE PALM BEACH POPS

LEA SALONGA & DAVID BURNHAM Celebrate Broadway & Disney With THE PALM BEACH POPS(Lea Salonga Is Pictured)

BOB LAPPIN AND THE PALM BEACH POPS
BRING THE MAGIC OF BROADWAY'S MOST MEMORABLE SONGS & DISNEY FAVORITES TO SOUTH FLORIDA MARCH 29–APRIL 3

FEATURING THE FLORIDA DEBUT OF TONY/DRAMA DESK AWARD WINNER
Lea Salonga OF DISNEY FAME AND BROADWAY STAR David Burnham OF WICKED

A Palm Beach Pops tradition and always a night to remember, audiences will delight in the wondrous songs of musical theatre as The Pops orchestra brings the magic of Broadway's greatest hits to the South Florida Stage. The sixth and final concert series in The Palm Beach Pops' 20th Anniversary Season, The Magic of Broadway and Disney Favorites will feature Broadway stars Lea Salonga, Tony and Drama Desk Winner, best known as the singing voice in Disney movies and for her leading roles in Miss Saigon and Les Misérables, and 2007 Helen Hayes Award winner David Burnham of Wicked. Six concerts are scheduled beginning March 29, 30 & 31 at The Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium at FAU, Boca Raton, April 1 at the Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens and April 2 & 3 at the Kravis Center, West Palm Beach.

Lea Salonga is a Filipina singer and actress best known for her musical role in Miss Saigon and winning the Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Theatre World Awards for that role. Lea has also provided the singing voice of two Disney princesses; Jasmine in Aladdin (1992), and Fa Mulan in Mulan (1998) and Mulan II (2004).

As a child star in the Philippines, Lea made her professional debut at the age of seven in the musical The King and I and began her recording career at the age of ten with her first album, Small Voice, which received a gold certification.

Lea was the first Asian to play Eponine in the Broadway production of Les Misérables. She performed the song "A Whole New World" at the 65th Annual Academy Awards, where the song won an Oscar. That same year, she released her international debut album; it went platinum in the Philippines and sold three million copies worldwide.

Lea has performed for five Philippine presidents, (Ferdinand Marcos to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo), three American presidents (George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush), and for Diana, Princess of Wales and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Lea was recently appointed to serve as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. She will also serve as an Advocate for the FAO-led Youth and UN Global Alliance Initiative. This past August, she was named a Disney Legend in 2011 for her work with Walt Disney World brand.

LEA SALONGA & DAVID BURNHAM Celebrate Broadway & Disney With THE PALM BEACH POPS(David Burnham Is Pictured)

David Burnham recently played Fiyero in the Broadway production of Wicked. David was a member of the original Broadway cast of the six-time Tony Award winning musical The Light In The Piazza, performing on both the Tony Awards and the PBS telecast Live From Lincoln Center. David was the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Helen Hayes Award for best actor as well as the 2007 best actor Garland Award for his portrayal of Fabrizio Nacarelli in the national tour of The Light in the Piazza.

On film, David was the voice of the Prince in the Warner Brothers animated feature The King & I and can also be heard as "Willy" in Disney's Home On The Range. Recordings include the soundtracks to Ghepetto, The King & I, and Home on the Range. Also the recordings "Strouse, Schwartz, & Schwartz," "Lerner, Loewe, and Lane" and "Lee Lessack's – In Good Company."

David is very proud to announce the release of his second solo CD One Day for
LML Music, available online at Amazon.com, itunes, Barnes and Noble Bookstores.

TICKETS

· March 29-31 at 8:00p.m. – Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium at FAU, Boca Raton

· April 1 at 8:00 p.m. – Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach Gardens

· April 2 & 3 at 8:00p.m. – Kravis Center, West Palm Beach

Tickets $29-$89; Call 561-832-7677 or visit www.palmbeachpops.org/broadway

Group discounts are available, call 561-832-7677.

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Beau Higgins Currently spending his time between New York and Florida, Beau was born to a theatrical family in Brooklyn. He studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and at HB Studios. He studied theater singing with Julia Sperratore and Helen Gallagher. Beau later taught drama at the Lincoln Center Square for the Arts. It was at this time Beau began working with the Theater Development Fund and helped found New York's famed HALF PRICE TICKET BOOTH. Early in his career, Beau was screen tested and contracted for Warner Brothers. He co-hosted, an early cable variety series on Manhattan's Teleprompter channel. At this time he directed the Johnny Specca musical, SEX IS..? at the Lincoln Center Library Theater. Beau has performed Off-Broadway in FAT FELL DOWN, The Comic Strip Theater's LITTLE LULU AND THE INVISIBLE INK and WILL THE REAL ZOOPERMAN PLEASE STAND UP. Around the country he has delighted audiences with his performances in ANYTHING GOES, THE APPLE TREE, GUYS & DOLLS, and HELLZAPOPPIN! He sang for New York audiences at such cabarets as The Duplex and Upstairs at the Downstairs. He has had numerous television appearances but is most proud to have been a winning contestant on the game shows JACKPOT and THE $20,000 PYRAMID.


 
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