I took these footage clips of Lea Salonga signing autographs after her Les Miserables performance outside the Broadhurst Theater.
It was way, way past 11 in the evening and yet a lot of her fans waited for her to emerge from the backstage door just to catch a glimpse of her, have her autograph and have their pictures taken with her to cap their wonderful evening and complete their Lea’s Miz Memories.
There were a lot of Filipinos in the audience and Lea was mobbed by the crowd wherein majority of them were Pinay nurses.
Cameron Mackintosh should thank Lea Salonga for helping the show draw more crowds from the Filipino community who usually come in droves night in and night out.
This was taken on April 10, 2007 the night where I watched the show.
Talasan n’yo ang mga mata n’yo at baka may kilala kayo sa mga “magugulong” Pilipino sa Broadway!
The next two flicks were taken on Friday the 13th after watching the Mel Brooks musical, The Producers at the St. James Theater which is just across the Broadhurst, I noticed the familiar black Cadillac Escalade that Lea boarded on her way home three nights earlier was still parked on its usual parking space just across the theater so I decided to wait a little bit longer and after a few minutes Lea emerged from the backstage door and thus my hunch was right all along and so I was able to get these clips.
Read Meredith Vieira's Blog on Lea Salonga
*For those of you who haven't seen Miss Saigon yet, click the link below that will take you to YouTube where there's a bootleg copy of the Original Broadway Musical starring Lea, Will Chase, Norm Lewis etc.