JYJ’s Junsu Cast As Male Lead for the Musical "Elizabeth"

JYJ’s Kim Junsu joins the star-studded cast of the upcoming Korean adaptation of “Elizabeth” the musical, which also includes former Fin.K.L member Ok Ju Hyun.

According to EMK, the company staging the musical, “For the musical ‘Elizabeth’ that (viewers) will come to meet in February of 2012 … Ock Ju Hyun and Kim Sun Young will appear as the empress Elizabeth and Ryu Jung Han, Song Chang Ee and Kim Junsu will appear as ‘Death.’” Posters featuring the lead actors, as well as several promotional pictures, have already been released.

This is Junsu’s third lead role in a musical, after “Mozart!” and “Tears Of Heaven,” which won him numerous awards in Korea, such as “Best New Actor” and “Most Popular Actor” at The Fourth Musical Awards and The 16th Korea Musical Awards in 2010. 

“Elizabeth” was first staged in 1992 in Vienna, Austria and has proven to be highly successful around Europe, and even in Japan. “Elizabeth” the musical will run from February to May of 2012.