Telly Leung Plays Final Performance in Broadway’s Aladdin February 17

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The actor joined the hit Disney musical in the title role in June 2017.
Telly Leung
Telly Leung Matthew Murphy

Telly Leung, who joined the cast of Broadway's Aladdin in the title role June 13, 2017, plays his final performance at the New Amsterdam Theatre February 17.

Leung succeeded original cast member Adam Jacobs, who left the Disney musical to lead the North American tour of Aladdin. Following him into the Broadway production is Ainsley Melham, who played Aladdin in the Australian mounting of Aladdin. Melham will begin performances at the New Amsterdam February 19.

READ: How Every Broadway Role Has Led Telly Leung to Playing Disney’s Aladdin

About his time in Aladdin, Leung told Playbill earlier this week, “Being a part of this beautifully talented, diverse, dynamic company at The New Am has been pure joy for me. I want to thank Casey [Nicholaw] for the opportunity, and Tom [Schumacher] and Anne [Quart] at Disney for letting me lead this company these last two years. It’s been a privilege and an honor. I will miss all the Citizens of Agrabah, and I will definitely miss this beautiful show that gives such magic and happiness to 1,700 people a night. What a ride! A magic carpet ride I will never forget.”

Following his departure from the Disney musical, Leung will offer his latest concert evening, Sing Happy, March 16 at 7 PM at San Diego's Martini's Above Fourth and March 18 at 7:30 PM at Studio City's Vietello's. The eclectic evening of music and backstage stories takes a revealing look at the ups and downs of what it takes to be a professional singer, from joyful Broadway openings to a career-threatening event that almost ended it all.

The actor will also join the Memphis Symphony Orchestra for two performances of Beethoven and The Beatles in April. The 7:30 PM April 13 performance will be held in the Harris Concert Hall at the University of Memphis, and the 2:30 PM April 14 concert will be seen at Playhouse on the Square. Robert Moody is the conductor.

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Leung's other Broadway credits include the new musicals In Transit and Allegiance, the revivals of Flower Drum Song and Pacific Overtures, and the final Broadway company of Rent. He originated the role of Boq in the Chicago production of Wicked and played Dalton Academy Warbler Wes on Fox’s Glee.

(Updated February 17, 2019)

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