Big Island Resident Jason Scott Lee Lands Role of King in Broadway Musical “The King and I”

According to Broadway World, Big Island resident Jason Scott Lee has landed the role as King in the Broadway musical “The King and I”

Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost and Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini last night announced that the role of the King in the 2014 Melbourne season of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic Broadway musical The King and I will be played by international stage and screen star Jason Scott Lee.

King and I

Lee will play opposite Lisa McCune in the Tony Award-winning Australian production, which is being revived next year by John Frost and Opera Australia. Lee played the role to great acclaim previously in Frost’s production at the London Palladium in 2000-2001 opposite Elaine Paige.

Born in Los Angeles, Lee was raised in Hawaii and is of Chinese-Hawaiian descent. Although best known for his feature film roles, including the title role in the biopic Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Map of the Human Heart, Rapa Nui, Soldier and Lilo and Stitch, he has had an extensive stage career. Lee made his operatic debut in the non-singing role of Pasha Selim in Hawaii Opera Theatre’s production of Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio in Honolulu in 2009.

More here:  Jason Scott Lee to Star Opposite Lisa McCune in THE KING AND I Australian Tour

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