Lea performs 'Empty Chairs and Empty Tables'


Posted at Jan 29 2013 05:43 PM | Updated as of Feb 04 2013 07:27 PM

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MANILA, Philippines – Tony Award-winning Filipino artist Lea Salonga will open this year’s Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series on Wednesday at the Allen Room, which the New Yorker magazine considers “one of the city’s most beautiful music venues.”

Salonga is expected to “incorporate material from her musical-theatre roles to illustrate her personal journey,” the magazine said.

To promote the show, the “Miss Saigon” star performed on Fox’s program “GDNY” on Monday, where she sang “Empty Chairs and Empty Tables” from “Les Miserables.”

Salonga is a veteran of the Broadway musical, having been cast as both Eponine and Fantine.

It was a rare treat to hear Salonga sing the song as “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” is performed by the male romantic lead, Marius, in the stage musical.

For her "GDNY" performance, Salonga was accompanied only by a pianist, giving the song a more intimate feel.

Other Broadway stars who are scheduled to perform at the annual concert series are Kristin Chenoweth, Marin Mazzie and Idina Menzel.