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Telly Leung

 
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Bio:
TELLY LEUNG was born and raised in New York City. He grew up in a traditional Chinese home in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. He is a proud alumni of New York’s prestigious math & science specialized high school, Stuyvesant High School. After Stuyvesant, Telly was admitted to Carnegie Mellon University’s ... (read complete bio)
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Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

Bio:
TELLY LEUNG was born and raised in New York City. He grew up in a traditional Chinese home in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. He is a proud alumni of New York’s prestigious math & science specialized high school, Stuyvesant High School. After Stuyvesant, Telly was admitted to Carnegie Mellon University’s ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [West End]
2023
YOUNG SAMMY KIMURA [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Steven
  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Concert Productions Concert, 2016
Fakir
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Sammy Kimura
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway, 2015
Pete / Ran Feng
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Aladdin [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2011
Performer
  [US Tour]
The Broadway Tour [National Tour], 2009
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival [Cancelled], 2008
Performer
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2006
Performer
  [Chicago]
Chicago Production, 2005
Boq
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 2005
Bun Foo
  [Broadway]
Stephen Sondheim Tribute Benefit, 2005
Performer
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2004
Noble
Observer
Sailor
Shogun's Companion
Boy
Kayama (Understudy)
  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Ensemble
Ta (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1996
Steve, man with squeegee, a waiter, and others [Replacement]
Ensemble [Replacement]
A Waiter [Replacement]
Man with squeegee [Replacement]
Steve [Replacement]
Angel Schunard (Understudy) [Replacement]

Telly Leung Movies

George Takei's Allegiance
 
[2016]
Sammy Kimura
Bongee Bear and the Kingdom of Rhythm
 
[2019]
Vocalist

Telly Leung TV Shows

Glee
 
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Wes

Telly Leung Biography

TELLY LEUNG was born and raised in New York City. He grew up in a traditional Chinese home in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. He is a proud alumni of New York’s prestigious math & science specialized high school, Stuyvesant High School. After Stuyvesant, Telly was admitted to Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama (CMU), where he received most of his formal training in acting, singing, and dance.

It was also at CMU that Telly met fellow CMU-alum and KINKY BOOTS Tony-Award Winner, Billy Porter, who returned to his alma mater to direct the main stage production of Sondheim’s COMPANY. After casting Telly as Bobby in “Company”, Porter made a phone call to his colleagues who were involved in the upcoming Broadway revival of FLOWER DRUM SONG and landed Telly an audition. In the fall of 2002, Telly made his Broadway debut in the revival of ‘Flower Drum Song”, starring Lea Salonga, as a member of the ensemble and an understudy for Wang Ta.

After playing Bobby in Sondheim’s COMPANY in college, Telly would later get the opportunity to work with the legendary Stephen Sondheim in Roundabout’s Broadway revival of PACIFIC OVERTURES in 2005. After PACIFIC OVERTURES, Telly originated the role of Boq in the Chicago company of WICKED, collaborating with fellow CMU-alum, Stephen Schwartz. Other Broadway credits include the final company of RENT – where he also got to make his film debut in Radical Media / Sony’s RENT: FILMED LIVE ON BROADWAY, which is available on DVD and Blue Ray.

After RENT ended its Broadway run, Telly went on an international tour with original RENT stars Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp in RENT: THE BROADWAY TOUR. He would later reprise the role of Angel in RENT at the Hollywood Bowl, directed by Neil Patrick Harris and starring Vanessa Hudgens, Aaron Tveit, Skylar Astin, & Wayne Brady. In 2011, Telly would get another opportunity to collaborate with composer Stephen Schwartz in the Broadway revival of GODSPELL at the Circle in the Square Theater.

Regionally, he starred alongside George Takei & Lea Salonga in the world premiere of the Broadway-bound musical Allegiance at the Old Globe Theatre. Regionally, he has also appeared at Pittsburgh CLO, the MUNY, and Philadelphia Theater Company. In concert, he has performed to sold-out houses all over the country, at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Hollywood Bowl, The Magic Castle, San Francisco’s Feinstein’s At The Nikko Hotel, London’s Hippodrome Casino, NYC’s 54 Below, Tokyo’s La Donna, and San Diego’s Diversionary Theater.

His first solo CD “I’ll Cover You” is available on The Yellow Sound Label. He is also the producer of the musical short film, GRIND, starring Rent‘s Anthony Rapp (grindshortfilm.com). He holds a BFA in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University. For more information on Telly, check out tellyleung.com

Telly Leung Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2016 - Best Leading Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Telly Leung, Allegiance

Telly Leung News

Winners Announced For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards Photo Winners Announced For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards
by BWW Awards - Jan 31, 2023

The winners have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards, honoring the best in regional productions, touring shows, and more which had their first performance between October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.

BITE-SIZED BROADWAY Announces Open Submissions For New Mini-Musical Works Photo BITE-SIZED BROADWAY Announces Open Submissions For New Mini-Musical Works
by Stephi Wild - Jan 30, 2023

After a celebrated first season, IndieWorks Theatre Company has announced that 12-time award-winning mini-musical radio play series Bite-Sized Broadway is accepting second season submissions of new mini-musical works for four weeks beginning Monday, February 6 through Sunday, March 5, 2023. 

Review Roundup: George Takei, Telly Leung And More Star In ALLEGIANCE West End Premie Photo Review Roundup: George Takei, Telly Leung And More Star In ALLEGIANCE West End Premiere
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 18, 2023

George Takei, the original and beloved Mr. Sulu from 'Star Trek', film and television star, activist and social media icon, makes his London stage debut in the UK premiere of the Broadway musical inspired by Takei's true childhood experiences, 'George Takei's Allegiance'. Read the reviews!

Review: GEORGE TAKEI'S ALLEGIANCE, Charing Cross Theatre Photo Review: GEORGE TAKEI'S ALLEGIANCE, Charing Cross Theatre
by Franco Milazzo - Jan 18, 2023

Backed by an extensive PR campaign that can probably be seen from outer space, George Takei’s Allegiance has finally landed in London. The media attention has been focused on the marquee name attached to this much-anticipated musical, but its political topic is the real talking point here.

Photos: Go Inside ALLEGIANCE's VIP Gala Night at London's Charing Cross Theatre Photo Photos: Go Inside ALLEGIANCE's VIP Gala Night at London's Charing Cross Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 17, 2023

See photos from 'George Takei's ALLEGIANCE' VIP Gala Night at London's Charing Cross Theatre.

Photos: First Look at George Takei, Telly Leung, and More in ALLEGIANCE at Charing Cr Photo Photos: First Look at George Takei, Telly Leung, and More in ALLEGIANCE at Charing Cross Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jan 13, 2023

All new production photos have been released for Allegiance, starring George Takei, Telly Leung, and more! The musical is playing at Charing Cross Theatre from 7 January – 8 April 2023.

Listen: TAKE A BOW Launches Season 4 With Guest Elizabeth Teeter Photo Listen: TAKE A BOW Launches Season 4 With Guest Elizabeth Teeter
by Stephi Wild - Jan 11, 2023

Broadway's Eli Tokash, in association with the Broadway Podcast Network,  have released this week's episode of TAKE A BOW. The podcast explores what it is like to be a teenager in the entertainment business, and seeks advice from veteran performers. 

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... to Return to The Green Room 42 This Month Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... to Return to The Green Room 42 This Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Jan 8, 2023

Stephen DeAngelis continues his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies, and Alternates with the next edition in his monthly residency of AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to be held on Monday, January 23rd at The Green Room 42 at 7pm.

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by BWW - Dec 27, 2022

Listen: Broadway's Lorna Courtney And Shoba Narayan Co-star In NPR Kids' Podcast CIRC Photo Listen: Broadway's Lorna Courtney And Shoba Narayan Co-star In NPR Kids' Podcast CIRCLE ROUND
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 22, 2022

Listen to &JULIET star Lorna Courtney and ALADDIN star Shoba Narayan on the latest episode of children's storytelling podcast Circle Round.

Telly Leung Videos

VIDEO: Ramin Karimloo & Michael K. Lee Sing 'Could We Start Again, Please?' From JESU Videoplay
VIDEO: Ramin Karimloo & Michael K. Lee Sing 'Could We Start Again, Please?' From JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2021

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Theatre Orb in Japan's production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in concert. In a new video, watch as Ramin Karimloo and Michael K. Lee perform from the show.

VIDEO: Watch Lesli Margherita, Brad Oscar, Patti LuPone & More in THE MUSICAL OF MUSI Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Lesli Margherita, Brad Oscar, Patti LuPone & More in THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!)...and More!

by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2021

Just last night, The York Theatre Company presented an All-Singing, All-Talking, All-Virtual special benefit presentation of the Off-Broadway hit THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!)...and More!, available to view on demand through April 21, 2021.

VIDEO: Watch Sneak Peek of NYTW's 25 YEARS OF RENT: MEASURED IN LOVE Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Sneak Peek of NYTW's 25 YEARS OF RENT: MEASURED IN LOVE

by Stage Tube - Feb 26, 2021

A quarter century ago, Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking musical, RENT, opened at New York Theatre Workshop. From its humble beginnings at NYTW, this rock musical went on to shape a generation. What began in the East Village traveled to Broadway, across the nation and around the world. While we await showtime, check out a trailer for the big event!

VIDEO: Lea Salonga & Telly Leung Unite for a Christmas Duet! Videoplay
VIDEO: Lea Salonga & Telly Leung Unite for a Christmas Duet!

by Stage Tube - Dec 22, 2020

This year, to save us from tears, Broadway favorites Lea Salonga and Telly Leung have joined forces to deliver a special Christmas treat. Watch as they perform a virtual duet of Wham!'s Christmas classic, 'Last Christmas.'

VIDEO: BTS Performs 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' for THE DISNEY HOLIDAY SINGALONG Videoplay
VIDEO: BTS Performs 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' for THE DISNEY HOLIDAY SINGALONG

by Stage Tube - Nov 27, 2020

Ryan Seacrest returns to host a night of merry music and magic on “The Disney Holiday Singalong,” MONDAY, NOV. 30 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST). 

BWW Exclusive: Watch a Sneak Peek of Ann Harada, Telly Leung, James Monroe Iglehart & Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Watch a Sneak Peek of Ann Harada, Telly Leung, James Monroe Iglehart & More in THE NICE LIST- Airs December 1

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 16, 2020

Niceness makes the world-go-round and The Nice List gives us a jingletastic look inside Santa’s workshop as he puts his elves in charge of Christmas while he checks in on his mall “ambassadors.” The elves set out to show they are up to the task but find themselves in over their candy canes until Santa returns and puts everything in order just in time for the big Holiday.

BWW Exclusive: Ann Harada, Telly Leung, James Monroe Iglehart & More Will Star in THE Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Ann Harada, Telly Leung, James Monroe Iglehart & More Will Star in THE NICE LIST

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 26, 2020

This Christmas, Broadway artists are coming together virtually, with you, to prove we don't have to be together TO BE TOGETHER.

VIDEO: Former RENT Cast Members Sing 'Will I?' with Arts Workers for Federal Relief Videoplay
VIDEO: Former RENT Cast Members Sing 'Will I?' with Arts Workers for Federal Relief

by Stage Tube - Sep 8, 2020

Former cast members from various productions of Rent joined forces to perform 'Will I?' as part as Be An #ArtsHero's Labor Day of Action.

Broadway Rewind: THE SECRET GARDEN Blooms Again 25 Years Later Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: THE SECRET GARDEN Blooms Again 25 Years Later

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 7, 2020

Today we rewind to 2016 for the Manhattan Concert Productions 25th Anniversary presentation of The Secret Garden. 

VIDEO: Telly Leung Sings 'Wrestling' From BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER - THE MUSICAL Videoplay
VIDEO: Telly Leung Sings 'Wrestling' From BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER - THE MUSICAL

by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2020

A new video has been released of Telly Leung performing 'Wrestling' from But I'm A Cheerleader - The Musical!


Telly Leung Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Telly Leung been in?
Telly Leung has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

How many West End shows has Telly Leung been in?
Telly Leung has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What awards has Telly Leung been nominated for?
Best Leading Actor in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Allegiance .

What awards has Telly Leung won?
Best Leading Actor in a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Allegiance.

What is Telly Leung next theatre project?
Telly Leung's next show will be George Takei's Allegiance which opens on 1/17/2023 on West End.

What was Telly Leung's first West End show?
Telly Leung's first West End show was George Takei's Allegiance which opened in 2023