Lately, JYJ’s Kim Jun Su was awarded at the Korea Musical Awards in the field of best leading musical actor.
On October 29 at 5:20 p.m., the 18th Korea Musical Awards was held at the Seoul Olympic Hall in Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu, and Kim received the best leading actor award for his musical Elisabeth.
After receiving the award, he stood before the audience and stated, “First of all, I want to glorify my God in heaven.” His tears interrupted him for a moment.
Then he continued, “I’m not sure if I’m qualified for a great award like this. Many of you have shown me great favor through this award. I give thanks to all actors, staff, and everyone who have been there with me since my first musical Mozart three years ago. I’m so stunned at the moment and my mind went blank. Above all, I would like to thank my parents who always had strong faith in me, and CEO Baek Chang Joo, C-Jes family, Yoo Chun, Jae Joong, and all the other EMK family.
“To be honest, musical is not just a play to me; it means something more. Thanks to it, I could stand and sing on stage again, I could be invited to an awards ceremony like this, and I could be awarded with such a great award that I thought would never happen in my life.”
He concluded, “I thank you so much, and I will work hard to repay your love and support and keep striving to contribute to musical.”
JYJ’s Junsu Receives Male Excellence Award for the Korean Musical Awards
Kim Junsu of JYJ has recently received the Male Excellence Award at the Korean Musical Awards and has been recognized as a top musical actor.
Junsu attended the 18th Annual Korean Musical Awards that were held on October 29 and received the Male Excellence Award. Junsu is the first idol singer to have received this award.
Kim Junsu took on the role of Death in the musical “Elizabeth” and showed exceptional vocal and acting skills, which received a lot of praise.
After Junsu received this award, he shed hot tears. He wasn’t able to speak for a bit due to his emotions but he soon after shared his speech.
He said, “I don’t know if I deserve to receive this big of an award. I am able to receive this award because so many people have supported me. All the fellow actors and staff members that I’ve worked with since my ‘Mozart‘ days, I want to thank you all.”
Kim Junsu gave his thanks to his family, agency and his fellow JYJ members, Park Yoo Chun and Kim Jae Joong. He continued, “Doing a musical is different. Through musicals, I was able to stand on stage again. Through musicals, I was able to sing on stage again. Through musicals, I was invited to this award show and I received this award that I never thought I’d receive.”
Other than the Male Excellence Award, Junsu has been receiving the Popular Star Award for the past three years.
Meanwhile, Ock Joo Hyun, who worked with Junsu for “Elizabeth” received the Female Excellence Award. Best Supporting Awards went to Kim Ho Young of “La Cage” and Oh So Yeon of “Next To Normal.” The Rookie Awards went to Kai of “The Tale of Two Cities” and Ivy of “Chicago.”