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Spend New Year’s Eve with the Tony Award winning and Grammy nominated production of ‘The King and I’

Ashley Park, Kelli O'Hara, Hoon Lee, Ruthie Ann Miles and the cast of The King and I. Photo by Paul Kolnick

Ashley Park, Kelli O’Hara, Hoon Lee, Ruthie Ann Miles and the cast of The King and I. Photo by Paul Kolnick

Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony Award winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, starring Tony Award-winners Kelli O’Hara as Anna Leonowens and Ruthie Ann Miles as Lady Thiang, and Hoon Lee as King of Siam, will be the only Broadway production performing on New Year’s Eve – Thursday, December 31, at 7:00 pm. In honor of the holiday, Lincoln Center Theater will offer complimentary glasses of champagne to patrons prior to the performance that evening. The King and I,’ With Hoon Lee as a More Tragic Monarch

Tickets to the special New Year’s Eve performance of The King and I are available at the Lincoln Center Theater box office (150 West 65 Street), at, or by visiting

Kelli O'Hara, Hoon Lee. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Kelli O’Hara, Hoon Lee. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Recently named one of the Best Broadway Shows of 2015 by The New York Times, Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, Time Magazine, Time Out New York, BuzzFeed and The Wrap, the cast recording of The King and I has also been nominated for a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album, and is in contention with the cast recordings of An American in ParisFun HomeHamilton, and Something Rotten.

Kelli O'Hara, Hoon Lee. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Kelli O’Hara, Hoon Lee. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Bartlett Sher. Photo by Lia Chang

Bartlett Sher. Photo by Lia Chang

Helmed by multiple Tony Award winning director Bartlett Sher, the 51 member company features Ashley Park (as Tuptim), Conrad Ricamora (as Lun Tha), Edward Baker-Duly (as Sir Edward Ramsey), Jon Viktor Corpuz (as Prince Chulalongkorn), Murphy Guyer (as Captain Orton), Jake Lucas (as Louis), Paul Nakauchi (as Kralahome), and Marc Oka (as Phra Alack).

THE KING AND I cast also includes Analisa Leaming, Adriana Braganza, Amaya Braganza, LaMae Caparas, Hsin-Ping Chang, Andrew Cheng, Lynn Masako Cheng, Olivia Chun, Ali Ewoldt, Bonale Fambrini, Lydia Gaston, Ethan Halford Holder, MaryAnn Hu, James Ignacio, Misa Iwama, Jim Kaplan, Christie Kim, Mindy Lai, Q Lim, Kelvin Moon Loh, Sumie Maeda, Paul HeeSang Miller, William Poon, Emilio Ramos, Brian Rivera, Bennyroyce Royon, Lainie Sakakura, Ann Sanders, Ian Saraceni, Julius Sermonia, Atsuhisa Shinomiya, Michiko Takemasa, Kei Tsuruharatani, Christopher Vo, Rocco Wu,  Timothy Yang and Minami Yusui.

The 58th Annual GRAMMY® Awards, the preeminent award for excellence in music, will be presented Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Congratulations to Grammy nominees Ruthie Ann Miles, Kelli O’Hara, Ashley Park, Conrad Ricamora & Ken Watanabe, principal soloists; David Caddick, David Lai & Ted Sperling, producers (Richard Rodgers, composer; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist) (2015 Broadway Cast)[Universal Music Classics].

About The Recording Academy:
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on Google+InstagramTumblr and YouTube.

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Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Examiner.comJade Magazine and

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