Love your enemies... it's not always an easy tenet to live by... and I have more often than not been inclined to wish my enemies ill than well.

— Lea Salonga

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I think I will always be performing; I don't think I can take that away. Because I really just enjoy it. I like getting up to sing; I like the challenge of learning new material and singing it in front of an audience.


I feel like if I am physically and emotionally able to be at the theater, I will be there. I don't like not being there - I don't like playing hooky. I am just one of those people who feels really, really guilty if I am not there - maybe it's part of being Catholic.


When I'm doing a one-on-one with somebody, I have to speak in a language that that person can understand, using a vocabulary that they instantly get, and I always have to feel my way around to figure that out. It's a lot of fun, and it's also really challenging - challenging in a different way from performing.


There are a lot of actors who wish there was a next play, a next musical.

As an actor, I guess that's all I can wish for - the next role, the next opportunity.


I took some voice lessons here and there as a teenager but nothing too serious.

I started taking it more seriously when I was in Miss Saigon. I needed to improve my technique in order to survive doing that show as many time a week as I was doing it. It's not an easy show to sing, so I needed all the help I could get.


I pride myself in the fact that in the six months tour of Cinderella, I didn't take one show off.


I like vodka tonics and gin & tonics.

I also like gimlets. I like things that have sweetness with a bit of a kick.


The nice thing about doing a pop opera is that, because the convention is set from the beginning that this is an opera and everything is sung, there is never that feeling of "Why is this person bursting out into song?" because the whole thing is sung.


The thing about Sondheim is that it does get very cerebral.

You do need a faculty with words and a love for the lyrics to not just pull it off, but to have an appreciation for it.


I have a half-brother who is very, very, very gay, many cousins, best friends who are all members of the LGBT community, and for me to not say anything would be hypocritical. There is a lot of prejudice. People think it is abnormal. No, its just another normal.


The thing about World War II is that everyone knows about the concentration camps in Europe - in Nazi Germany and Poland and Auschwitz and the other camps - but, no one really talks about the camps that were here in the United States.


I play video games a lot... I love to read... I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter, who are my most favorite people in the world.


About Lea Salonga

Quotes 19 sayings
Profession Singer
Birthday February 22, 1971

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My singing technique is really strong and I have to thank my teachers for really instilling a sense of discipline about how to sing properly and how to maintain your voice in a run.


I don't think I would've been performing this long if I didn't love it sincerely to the degree that I do. It's not enough to like it. Dilettantes like things. Professionals love things and I consider myself a professional.


I just refuse to date actors. I've done that, and I don't want to do that anymore. It's just the stress of traveling and being away from each other so much.


I would love to do some straight drama.

A lot of times it's not up to the actor, it's up to the producer. It's up to the powers that be.


All the Disney Princess films are iconic and beautiful, so to have been a part of all that was really a wonderful part of my life. Its all fabulous, too, that I have a daughter that appreciates the whole Princess thing.

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