Published: Tuesday 12 June, 2018

VIDEO Lea Salonga Performs at 2018 Tony Awards with ‘Once On This Island’ Cast

It was a big night for Lea Salonga at the 2018 Tony Awards. Though not nominated for her performance on ‘Once On This Island’, Lea performed with the cast on stage – a first for Salonga at the Tony Awards.

Lea Salonga Tony Awards 2018

Lea Salonga at the 2018 Tony Awards. (YouTube/Once On This Island screen grab)

On Twitter, Lea Salonga explained why her Tony Awards appearance this year is special:

“I’ve been on the @TheTonyAwards stage a total of 3 times: first, to receive my Tony, second to perform in the opening number, and third to present. At this fourth time, I will be performing with the rest of the @OnceIslandBway cast,” she wrote on Saturday, the day before the Tony Awards.

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“What makes this fourth time special is that this is the first time I’ll actually be on the Tony stage with my cast representing our Tony-nominated show! I wasn’t on stage performing with the company of ‘Miss Saigon’ in 1991, and the other shows I was in the original casts of weren’t nominated. And I was a replacement in Les Miz, twice. So tomorrow will be very, very special.”

The night was made even more special after ‘Once On This Island’ won the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical!