Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost and Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini recently announced that Australian music legend and theatre icon, Marty Rhone, will join the upcoming multimillion-dollar production of The King and I in the featured role of The Kralahome.
Marty Rhone is renewing his association with The King and I that began 35 years ago with the record-breaking production at the London Palladium starring Yul Brynner and Virginia McKenna. In this West End production, Rhone played the young lover Lun Tha, and coming full circle this time he will play the dramatic role of The Kralahome, the King’s Prime Minister.
Many people will remember Rhone from his roles in Class of ’75 and Number 96, or his pop hits Denim and Lace and Mean Pair of Jeans. Most recently he has finished shooting the feature film Rise and recording a new Australian music anthem album, Legends of The Southern Land, with industry colleagues including Tommy Emmanuel and John St Peeters.
Also joining the impressive cast list for The King and I in ensemble roles will be Novy Bereber, Iggy Cabral and Erin James.
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