VIXX’s Ken Honored With Rookie Award As Musical Actor

VIXX’s Ken was honored with winning this year’s rookie award as a musical actor.

Ken won the award on July 9 at the 12th Daegu International Music Festival (DIMF) Awards. The musical that won him this award was “Hamlet,” which he participated in last May for the duration of four months. Receiving praise to the point of even receiving the nickname of “Kenlet,” Ken also ended each stage to a standing ovation.

Through his company, Jellyfish Entertainment, Ken said, “I’m glad to even stand on stage as a musical actor, but I’m honored and happy to be awarded this rookie award that can only be received once in a lifetime as well. I’d like to thank the actors, producers, directors, and all the staff for helping me perform happily in ‘Hamlet.'”

He continued, “I was lacking a lot while doing ‘Hamlet’ but thank you to the audience and our precious ST☆RLIGHTs who clapped for me and gave me the courage to believe I could slowly grow as a musical actor. I want to share this happiness with the VIXX members who are probably pleased and the company family.”

Ken debuted as a musical actor in 2015 with “Chess,” and previously worked on “Cinderella,” “Boys Over Flowers The Musical,” “Hamlet,” and “Titanic.” He was able to gain experience through these works of different genres and was given the spotlight for being a musical industry “blue chip,” someone with skills of the highest quality.

Ken will also star in the webtoon drama “Tofu Personified” (literal title) airing this month. He will play the part of Kim Joo Hyeon, a top-star who is inept at dating and romance.

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