Other 2022 winners include English singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding and American rapper Will.i.am.
Manila, Philippines – Time The magazine named Broadway diva Lea Salonga as one of its 2022 TIME100 Impact winners, calling her “a lifelong role model for kids of color.”
In his function, Time Magazine dubbed the Filipina singer as the “voice of the Disney princesses”, for performing the singing voices of Disney’s Jasmine and Mulan in the animated films Aladdin and Mulana.
“Over her four-decade award-winning career as an actress and singer, Salonga has become not only a Disney and Broadway icon, but also a role model for children of color. Salonga is proud to promote representation in Hollywood and Broadway and show underrepresented groups that their stories matter,” the article read.
Time also acknowledged some of Salonga’s notable roles, including in the Philippine production of The King and I her Tony-winning performance as Kim in Miss Saigon, and be the first Asian woman to play Eponine in the Broadway musical Wretched, and be part of the movie A yellow rose.
Salonga’s most recent role is on HBO Max’s Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin.
Time Magazines Time100 Impact Rewards recognizes “global leaders who have gone above and beyond to advance their industries – and the world.” Other 2022 winners include English singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding and American rapper Will.i.am. – Rappler.com