Lea Salonga calls Daniel Padilla a "consummate professional."
The Broadway actress commended the young actor for the preparations he did for his October 13 concert titled Daniel Padilla Back at the Araneta.
She learned about his behavior through her friend who is the musical director of Daniel's fourth major concert.
Lea posted on her Facebook account: "Was recently in an online conversation with a musical director friend. It made me so happy to hear that a really popular artist that he's currently MD'ing for is a consummate professional, showing up at the first rehearsal knowing his material.
"It gives me hope in the younger generation of artists and performers, that they take this showbiz thing seriously enough to want to give their fans the best they can. (As for the identity of this young one, itago na lang sa pangalang Daniel Padilla.)"