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.
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