Star Quality: Broadway's Best Belting

By Ben Rimalower
19 Apr 2014

Lea Salonga

9. Lea Salonga, Miss Saigon

She was young, she was pure and she gave a much sweeter, less brassy performance than probably anyone on this list, but Lea Salonga's stunning debut in Miss Saigon was extremely powerful and her crystal clear voice soared in the Alain Boublil/Claude-Michel Schönberg score. I'm genuinely surprised she hasn't worked more on Broadway, but I eagerly anticipate her return.