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Daniel Dae Kim to make Broadway debut in The King and I

Ken Watanabe will also return for a limited engagement

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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. 

 

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.