Lea Salonga Broadway musical gets Grammy nomination

Published December 8, 2018, 4:30 PM

by James A. Loyola

By Neil Ramos

A Broadway musical that featured Filipina actress Lea Salonga, is among nominees at the 61st annual Grammy Awards.

Lea Salonga (mb.com.ph)
Lea Salonga

“Once On This Island” is in the running for Best Musical Theater Album award.

It is up against “The Band’s Visit,” “Carousel,” “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert,” and “My Fair Lady.”

Lea joined the Broadway’s December 2017 revival of “Once On This Island,” playing the role of the goddess Erzulie.

She was replaced by Darlesia Cearcy as of June 24, 2018.

Salonga took to social media to express excitement about the news.

She posted, “Pardon me for screaming but… THE ONCE ON THIS ISLAND CAST ALBUM JUST GOT NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY!!! OHHHHH MYYYYYY GODDDDDDDD!!!!!!!! We did it, Island Family!!!!!!!!!!”

The musical won Best Musical Revival at the 72nd edition of Tony Awards in June 2018.