Actor will star in Lincoln Center Theater revival of “The King and I”
Daniel Dae Kim will make his Broadway debut in the Lincoln Center Theater revival of “The King and I” this May.
The “Lost” and “Hawaii Five-0” star will take on the role of The King in the 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical for an eight-week run beginning May 3.
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. Jose Llana will fill the role from April 19 through May 1.
Kim previously played the part in a 2009 production at London’s King Albert Hall opposite Maria Friedman.
The Bartlett Sher-directed revival won four Tonys last year, including one for best revival of a musical and a lead acting award for O’Hara.
Kim announced the news to his Instagram followers on Wednesday. See his message below.