Telly Leung, seen on Broadway earlier this year in the new musical In Transit, joins the cast of Broadway's Aladdin in the title role beginning June 13.
Leung succeeds original cast member Adam Jacobs, who left the Disney musical earlier this year to lead the North American tour of Aladdin, currently playing Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre through September 10. Jacob Dickey played the role in the interim.
Leung's other Broadway credits include the new musical 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, 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.
The ensemble comprises Kathryn Allison, Tia Altinay, Netanel Bellaishe, Mike Cannon, Andrew Cao, Damian Chambers, Alicia Charles, Lauryn Ciardullo, Joshua Dela Cruz, Josh Drake, Tiffany Evariste, Daisy Hobbs, Adam Hyndman, Donald Jones, Jr., Nathan Lucrezio, Stanley Martin, Michael Mindlin, Amber Owens, Bobby Pestka, Ariel Reid, Trent Saunders, Angelo Soriano, Dennis Stowe, and Kathryn Terza.
Watch Leung perform Company's “Being Alive” from his 2015 solo album Songs for You below.