FT Island’s Min Hwan to Make His Musical Debut Through ‘Gwanghwamun Younga’
FT Island’s Min Hwan is making his debut as a musical actor.
FNC Entertainment revealed on October 26 that Min Hwan had been cast in the upcoming production of the Korean musical, Gwanghwamun Younga, as the musical’s lead, Ji Yong.
Min Hwan will make his debut on November 10 in Osaka and will also appear at the Tokyo performances beginning in January of 2013.
The FT Island member expressed his excitement for his upcoming role, saying, “After being always in the back as FT Island’s drummer, I’m nervous to stand on stage in the front as a musical actor for the first time. In particular, it’s true it’s more nerve-wrecking since it’s an overseas performance but I will ensure I show a pro-like and great appearance.”
His character, Ji Yong, is a music director and singer who possesses a bright personality and holds a lot of deep thoughts.
Though Korean-produced overseas musicals have been exported to Japan before, Gwanghwamun Younga’s entry into Japan is also all the more meaningful as it marks one of the few times an entirely Korean-produced and Korean-licensed musical has gone to Japan.
The musical will run in Osaka from November 10 through December 2 while the Tokyo performances will run from January 1, in 2013, through January 27.
Photo Credit: FNC Entertainment