Nevertheless, the NYC actor was the one chosen to act the part of our favourite teen megalomaniac, in the first read through of Frank Wildhorn's Death Note: The Musical.
The show has been written in English, but will be translated into Japanese and Korean ahead of their world premiers in 2015.
The cast arrayed in New York, on April 14th 2014, will not be those performing in the actual Death Note theatre show. They were just there as part of a workshop to see how the script works as a physical performance.
We do know who they are though:
- Andy Kelso played Light Yagami
- Drew Gehling played L
- Robert Cuccioli played Soichiro
- Adrienne Warren played Misa
- Eric Anderson played Ryuk
- Jackie Burns played Rem
- Deborah Lew played Toko
Supporting cast members were: Alysha Deslorieux, Sean Jenness, Sara King, Dan Kohler, Adam Pribila, Rashidra Scott, Sara Sheperd and Jason Wooten.
Two things spring to mind. The first is 'who's Toko?' and the second is the Musical will only cover the opening arc of the story. Unless it retells it completely. I see no Mello, Near, Hal et al in that character list.
Any thoughts out there?