Lea Salonga returns to 'Annie' in Hollywood Bowl special


Posted at Apr 29 2018 04:27 PM | Updated as of Apr 29 2018 05:57 PM

Before she conquered the world stage, Lea Salonga made her mark in local theater when she played the beloved title character in Repertory Philippines' production of "Annie" back in 1980. 

Now Salonga, who is currently starring the Broadway revival of “Once on This Island,” is returning to "Annie" as Grace Farrell, the personal secretary of billionaire Oliver Warbucks.

In a Twitter post on Saturday, Salonga announced that she had been cast in the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of the musical as part of the 90th birthday celebration of its composer Charles Strouse.

According to the article in Broadway World, this special staging of “Annie” will also be helmed by Michael Arden, who directed the acclaimed revival of “Once on This Island.”