Lea Salonga – Disney Legends Award 2011 Honoree



International Filipino artist Lea Salonga was awarded as one of this year’s Disney Legends for her  extraordinary  contribution to the great Disney legacy.

The Tony Award-winning theater actress and singer provided the singing voice for two Disney princesses: Jasmine in Aladdin, and Fa Mulan in Mulan and Mulan II.

Salonga received a two-foot-tall bronze Disney Legends sculpture that signifies “the imagination, creativity and magic they have brought to the Company” last August 19 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. She also participated in a handprint ceremony. The prints will be showcased at the Disney Legends Plaza at Walt Disney’s headquarters in Burbank, California.

Other actresses who lent their voices to other Disney characters including Jodi Benson (Ariel from “The Little Mermaid”), Paige O’Hara (Belle from “Beauty and the Beast”), and Linda Larkin (speaking voice of Jasmine from “Aladdin”) also graced the event. The event was hosted by “Dancing With The Stars” host Tom Bergeron.

There are over 237 Disney Legends honored since 1987. Past Disney Legends awardees include Hollywood celebrities Tim Allen, Robin Williams, Julie Andrews and Barbara Walters.

Congratulations Lea Salonga!  You make Filipinos proud! :)



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