Lost and Hawaii Five-0 actor Daniel Dae Kim is set to make his Broadway debut in the Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony Award-winning revival of The King and I.
The actor snapped a photo on Instagram to announce his new project, writing that he was “honored and excited” to be part of it.
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
Kim will be taking the throne as the King of Siam for a limited eight-week engagement starting May 3. Though this will mark his first Broadway performance, he previously played the king in the Royal Albert Hall production in London in 2009.
Prior to Kim’s run, Ken Watanabe will return for seven weeks from March 1 through April 17, taking over for Hoon Lee. Watanabe — who originated the role of the King in the LCT production — will reunite with Kelli O’Hara as Anna. The King and I won four Tonys last year, including Best Lead Actress in a Musical and Best Musical Revival.