By Anthony King | SDUN Editor
Tony Award-winning singer and actress Lea Salonga performed an exclusive concert for attendees of the Old Globe’s 2012 Gala, “A Night in Tuscany,” held July 28 in Balboa Park. Salonga sang a collection of songs from her career, which includes Broadway roles in “Miss Saigon” and “Les Misérables,” as well as singing roles in the animated Disney films “Aladdin” and “Mulan.”
Salonga will next appear in the Globe’s “Allegiance – A New American Musical” with television actor George Takei, opening Sept. 7.
Attendees of the Gala, which was co-chaired by Globe board members Pamela Cesak, Jo Ann Kilty and Vicki Zeiger, bid on 125 silent auction items and brought in $960,000 for the theater company’s artistic and educational activities.
“On behalf of the board of directors, I thank our friends in the San Diego community for their outpouring of support for the Old Globe,” said board Chair Hal Fuson in a press release. “Making an event like this successful requires a collective effort from many people, and we are all grateful for the generous contribution made to the Globe Gala.”