International Song Artist
Kristian Lei played the lead role of Kim in the Cameron Mackintosh Production of Miss Saigon in Stuttgart, Germany, at the age of 19. Next she played the ingénue, Ti Moune, in the AAI Philippine Tour of Once On This Island. Later, she won the role of Tuptim, alongside Richard Chamberlain as the King, in the Hawaii Opera Theatre Production of The King and I. In 2009 -2010, Kristian portrayed the role of Princess Nala and Rafiki in the Festival of the Lion King in Hong Kong Disneyland. Aside from her notable International Theatre credits, Kristian’s been invited to sing abroad and locally for exclusive and elite groups (Duty Free, Erina, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Hawaiian Airlines, Nerium International-to name a few), as well as numerous TV, Radio, Internet & public appearances Statewide. Recently, Kristian was honored by the State of Hawaii as an Outstanding Woman Achiever in Entertainment of 2014, and voted as one of Hawaii’s Ten Outstanding Young Filipinos of 2011. In 2012, Kristian selected as the featured vocalist for Philippine President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III at the Hawaii APEC Festivities. She released an Inspriational CD called “Take My Hand,” which was nominated for a Na Hoku Hano Hanohano Award for best religious album in 2008. In March of 2013, Kristian released her second album entitled “On a Personal Note.” Both CD’s are available on itunes.com and CDbaby.com, keyword: Kristian Lei.
Kristian also founded Honolulu Broadway Babies and The Joshua Earl Tanjuakio Hegwood (JETH) Continuing Education and Performing Arts School – a non-profit corporation/production company building continuing education and performing arts programs for individuals who are developmentally and intellectually disabled after High School. When she’s not on stage or serving the community, you can find Kristian teaching voice and stage presence in Oahu and Hilo, Hawai’i.