Lost and Hawaii Five-0 star Daniel Dae Kim will make his Broadway debut this summer in the Lincoln Center Theater's Tony-winning revival of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical The King and I.
Daniel Dae Kim to Make Broadway Debut in 'The King and I'
Kim will join the cast of The King and I for a limited eight-week engagement, beginning May 3.
While the role marks his first time performing on Broadway, this won't be DDK's first time playing the King of Siam. He previously appeared in a concert production of The King and I at London's royal Albert Hall in 2009.
Kim will be starring opposite Kelli O'Hara, who won a Tony Award last year for the role of schoolteacher Anna Leonowens. The show also won a Tony for Best Musical Revival and Best Featured Actress Ruthie Ann Miles.
Kim revealed his summer plans to fans via Instagram:
Looks like I know what I'm doing this summer.... Wanted to let you all know that I'll be making my #Broadway debut in "The King and I" at Lincoln Center this May 3 to June 26. It will be a limited run, so I hope you guys can make it out. It's a truly beautiful production that I'm honored and excited to be a part of. Hope to see you all there! @KingAndIBway @LCTheater #etc #etc #etc. http://www.sfchronicle.com/entertainment/article/The-King-and-I-taps-a-Lost-and-Hawaii-6771671.php
Prior to Kim's run, Ken Watanabe, who originally played the role in the revival and received a Tony nomination for it, will also reprise his role for a seven-week run beginning March 1, taking over for Hoon Lee. Jose Llana will fill the role from April 19 through May 1.
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