Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara and Tony Award nominee Ken Watanabe depart the Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater revival of The King and I April 17 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
O’Hara received her fifth Tony Award nomination—and her first Tony win—for her performance as English school teacher Anna Leonowens in the production. Watanabe was Tony-nominated for making his Broadway debut in the role of the King.
Three-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie will succeed O’Hara as Mrs. Anna beginning May 3. She will be joined by Daniel Dae Kim, who will make his Broadway debut as The King of Siam.
From April 19-May 1, Analisa Leaming will play the role of Anna Leonowens opposite Jose Llana, who starred as the King last summer.
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.