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Ji Hyun Woo to Play ‘Charlie’ in Musical ‘Kinky Boots’

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2014.10.31 10:51 Newsen Ha Soo Jung Translation Credit : Yeawon Jung

Ji Hyun Woo will be joining the musical Kinky Boots.

After returning from the army with more mature acting and gentle image, Ji Hyun Woo will be making a new transformation at the end of this year through the musical Kinky Boots.

Ji Hyun Woo’s decision to join the musical has a lot to do with the music of Kinky Boots.

Having watched Kinky Boots in Broadway, America, Ji Hyun Woo said, “After hearing Kinky Boots’s music written by Cyndi Lauper, I wanted to perform the musical on stage. I will be able to present performances that I can enjoy along with the audience through Kinky Boots’s music made up of various genres.”

Having guitar playing skills and a soft voice, Ji Hyun Woo has promoted as a guitarist at the same time as acting.

He released his single album in 2011 and recently sang the OST for the drama Trot Lovers.

The fans have been waiting to see Ji Hyun Woo, who is skilled in both acting and singing, on the musical stage. After debuting through the musical Greece in 2005, he performed in The Promise in 2013 and will return through Kinky Boots at the end of this year.

Ji Hyun Woo to Play ‘Charlie’ in Musical ‘Kinky Boots’

Kim Byung Suk from CJ E&M’s Music and Live team stated, “We decided that Ji Hyun Woo fits the role of Charlie, who is both courageous and decisive. He will be able to lead the show with his stage manners, which will draw in attention. Overseas staff has also praised Ji Hyun Woo’s stable acting skills as well as his passion for musical stage.”

Kim Moo Yeol and Yoon So Ho, who have also been cast as Korean version of ‘Charlie’ all boast tall heights and charming voices, like the original cast, increasing anticipation for Kinky Boots.

Kinky Boots will is a Broadway musical based on a true story with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper. It will be on from December 2 through February 22 in Chungmu Art Hall.

Photo credit: CJ E&M

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