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Lea Salonga and Lin-Manuel Miranda sing Disney's 'A Whole New World'

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Here’s a freewheeling rendition of one of Disney’s most memorable musical melodies: Tony award winner Lea Salonga joined Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda for a sidewalk performance of “A Whole New World” from Aladdin.

Salonga joined Miranda for Wednesday night’s Ham 4 Ham,” an unofficial Hamilton preshow in which cast members and other Broadway stars offer impromptu performances for fans waiting in line for the ticket lottery.

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Before their shining, shimmering, splendid performance of the Disney number, Salonga shared a little ditty written by Miranda for his ex-girlfriend, a shared acquaintance. Hear both songs in the video below.

Salonga, who provided Princess Jasmine’s singing voice in the 1992 animated musical, is currently starring in Broadway’s Allegiance, about a Japanese-American family forced to relocate to an internment camp during World War II. And Miranda, the mastermind behind the hip-hop take on the life of Alexander Hamilton, is a new Disney inductee; he is writing music for next year’s animated feature Moana, a South Pacific adventure tale.

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