Given the fact that K-Pop idols have years of singing and dancing experience, it’s no surprise that they would shine brightly when put on a musical stage!
Let’s take a look at five K-Pop stars that have appeared in Korean adaptations of famous Broadway musicals:
1. EXO’s Baekhyun in “Singin’ In The Rain”
Back in 2014, Baekhyun made his theatrical debut as Don Lockwood, the male lead of Singin’ In The Rain. Despite the immense pressure of playing such an important role in his first show ever, Baekhyun showed everyone how perfect he was for the part with his impressive vocal and dance abilities!
2. BTOB’s Eunkwang in “Something Rotten”
Eunkwang played Nick Bottom in Something Rotten, a musical about two playwright brothers desperate to write a hit show while competing with the likes of William Shakespeare himself. Eunkwang’s hilarious personality seamlessly carried over to his portrayal of the character, getting rave reviews from critics and fans alike.
3. SHINee’s Key in “In The Heights”
Key, who graduated from college with a Film and Musical degree, went on to snag the lead role of Usnavi, an immigrant from Washington Heights who dreams of one day returning to the Dominican Republic. A difficult part to pull off for anyone, but Key blew everyone away!
4. f(x)’s Luna in “Legally Blonde”
Another idol that got to play the main character in their first show was Luna, who was cast as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde! In pink from head to toe, Luna gave many outstanding performances as the UCLA fashion major-turned Harvard law student!
5. Girls Generation’s Seohyun in “Mamma Mia!”
For eight months in 2016, Seohyun entertained audiences as the bright and bubbly Sophie in Mamma Mia! Industry professionals complemented her ‘natural acting’ which made the show all the more amazing to watch!
Which idols would you want to see in a musical?