Telly Leung, on Broadway earlier this year in the new musical In Transit, will join the cast of Broadway's Aladdin in the title role beginning June 13. A photo of the actor in costume can be seen above.
Leung succeeds Jacob Dickey, who took on the role after original cast member Adam Jacobs left the Disney musical earlier this year to lead the North American tour, currently playing Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre through September 10.
Leung's other Broadway credits include Allegiance, the revivals of Flower Drum Song and Pacific Overtures, and the final Broadway company of Rent. He originated the role of Boq in the Chicago production of Wicked and played Dalton Academy Warbler Wes on Fox’s Glee.
Playbill first reported plans for Leung to step into the Disney musical in January.
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The cast of Aladdin also currently features Courtney Reed as Jasmine, Major Attaway as Genie, and Tony nominee Jonathan Freeman as Jafar. Steel Burkhardt, Brian Gonzales, and Brad Weinstock play Aladdin’s sidekicks Kassim, Babkak, and Omar; Clifton Davis is Sultan, and Don Darryl Rivera is Iago. Juwan Crawley, James Moye, and Deonté L. Warren stand by for several principals.
Watch Leung perform Company's “Being Alive” from his 2015 solo album Songs for You below.