Jose Llana Retakes the Crown of Broadway’s King and I Tonight

News   Jose Llana Retakes the Crown of Broadway’s King and I Tonight
The singing actor returns to the revival after having played the role of the King last fall.
Jose Llana in The King and I
Jose Llana in The King and I Paul Kolnik

Jose Llana returns to the role of King in the Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater revival of The King and I April 19 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara and Tony Award nominee Ken Watanabe departed the production April 17. From April 19-May 1, Analisa Leaming will play the role of Anna Leonowens opposite Llana, who starred as the King last summer.

Llana's numerous Broadway appearances include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, in which he created the role of Chip Tolentino, and the revival of The Flower Drum Song, in which he played Ta. He made his Broadway debut in the 1996 revival of The King and I, playing Lun Tha.

Three-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie is Mrs. Anna beginning May 3. She will be joined by Daniel Dae Kim, who will make his Broadway debut as The King of Siam.

South Pacific's Bartlett Sher directed The King and I, which opened April 16, 2015, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater and won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

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