‘Kinky Boots’ takes top prize
Kang Hong-seok, who played Lola in the musical, also received the Best Lead Actor award.
With music and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, “Kinky Boots” is based on the 2005 film of the same name. When Jerry Mitchell, the show’s director and choreographer, visited Seoul last December for the premiere of the Korean production, he said that the musical’s “exciting, human and touching story will definitely have a universal appeal.” The story revolves around two men - Charlie, a shoe factory owner, and Lola, a drag queen.
Meanwhile, the Korean Musical of the Year award went to “Farinelli,” which took home three awards, including Rookie Male Actor of the Year and Best Music Director. Jeon Mi-do, who played Girl in the musical “Once,” was given the Best Actress of the Year award.
BY YIM SEUNG-HYE