Kim Junsu, a member of group JYJ, is chosen as a main character of the Broadway musical Dracula, laying sound foundation as a musical actor.
His success in musicals like Mozart, Tears of Heaven, Elizabeth, and December, has raised him to the rank of a musical actor whom the audience can go see on faith, and now, he is considered as a irreplaceable actor in the musical field.
No one can confine Kim Junsu any more to just a musical actor with the origin of an idol star. In the musical community, Kim Junsu himself is very meaningful in light of breaking this prejudice. Still now, not only the general public but also people in the musical community usually look on an actor with idol origin with a jaundiced eye. Yet, Kim Junsu is the textbook example of an actor who has already overcome all this.
It is because of his irreplaceable ability. His overwhelming power on the stage, his powerful energy as a musical actor, and his ticket power make him be cast in significant musical works one after another.
Such a presence in musical field has been verified by a variety of prizes he has won. He has been winning the popularity awards for the four consecutive years in the Korea Musical Awards(KMA) with Tears of Heaven, Mozart, and Elizabeth, and he has won the Best Male Lead in the 18th KMA and the Best Musical Actor award in the 2013 Golden Ticket Awards.
Furthermore, he ranked 2nd in the survey about ‘Who Leads the Korean musical?’, achieving recognition on his experience and ability as a musical actor.
A person concerned in musical said, “It’s well known that Kim Junsu is a great singer. Combined with his singing ability of overwhelming the stage, his another merit is charming the audience with his own unique and beautiful voice.Moreover, he has an ability of interpreting and expressing the character in his own way as well as a sound acting ability; he has the best conditions as a musical actor. This is why he is the most sought-after actor in the musical field.”