In a posting on Facebook, the actor writes, “I’m filled with nothing but gratitude for the experience. Not only was it a dream-come-true to lead a Broadway musical as a Disney prince, but it was also a chance to meet some of the most talented artists and kindest humans ever assembled under one theatrical roof. There is something magical happening at The New Am (on and off stage) and I am forever thankful for the chance to be a part of the Aladdin - The Musical family.”
Leung succeeded original cast member Adam Jacobs, who left the Disney musical to lead the North American tour of Aladdin.
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.
Leung will premiere his new concert evening, Sing Happy, at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street) November 19 at 7 PM. The evening, which will 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, features music direction by Gary Adler and direction by Alan Muraoka. Visit birdlandjazz.com or call (212) 581-3080.