Leo Valdez joins Monique Wilson in ‘King and I’

Posted at 04/25/2012 7:15 PM | Updated as of 04/25/2012 7:16 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Another “Miss Saigon” alumnus is set to join theater actress Monique Wilson in the upcoming local production of “The King and I” later this year.

Leo Valdez will play the plum role of the king in the musical, which will premiere on September 15 at Resorts World Manila’s Newport Performing Arts Theater in Pasay City.

It will run until December this year.

In an interview with ABS-CBNnews.com last month, the theater actor was mum about “The King and I” and said that he is interested to reprise his role of Ravena in the upcoming revival of Ballet Philippines’ “Rama Hari.”

Valdez was part of the original production along with Basil Valdez and Kuh Ledesma.

Wilson, meanwhile, will play the role of Anna in “The King and I” and will get to sing the musical’s popular songs such as “Getting To Know You,” “Shall We Dance” and “I Whistle A Happy Tune.”