Ken Wantanbe Returns to ‘King and I', ‘Lost' Star Daniel Dae Kim to Follow

Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe will return to the role of the King of Siam in the Tony-winning revival of “The King and I,” now playing at Lincoln Center Theater’s Vivian Beaumont Theater.

Watanabe, who was nominated for a best actor in a musical Tony for his performance in the role, will return opposite Kelli O’Hara’s Anna on March 1. His return engagement will last seven weeks, through April 17.

“Lost” alum Daniel Dae Kim will replace Watanabe in the role upon his departure, from May 3 through June 26. Kim, who currently stars in CBS's “Hawaii Five-0,” has played the role before, in a 2009 London production. This will be Kim’s Broadway debut.

Jose Llana will step into the role from April 19 through May 1, during the two weeks between Watanabe’s and Kim’s run.

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