VIDEO: KING AND I Cast Wish Ken Watanabe 'Happy Trails' in Farewell Video
THE KING AND I's Ashley Park, who portrays Tuptim in Lincoln Center's Tony Award winning Broadway revival of the musical, shares a fond farewell video for exiting star Ken Watanabe. This week, Jose Llana stepped into the role of the King of Siam in the production directed by Bartlett Sher.
Check out the video below, featuring members of the cast, crew, and team of The King and I lip synching to the iconic tune, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"!
Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara stars as Anna alongside Ruthie Ann Miles (as Lady Thiang), Ashley Park (as Tuptim), Conrad Ricamora(as Lun Tha), Edward Baker-Duly (as Sir Edward Ramsey), Jon Viktor Corpuz (as Prince Chulalongkorn), Murphy Guyer (as Captain Orton), Jake Lucas (as Louis), Paul Nakauchi (as Kralahome), and Marc Oka (as Phra Alack).
One of Rodgers & Hammerstein's finest works, The King and I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as "Getting To Know You", "Hello Young Lovers", "Shall We Dance", "I Have Dreamed", and "Something Wonderful". Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, whom the imperious King brings to Siam to tutor his many wives and children.