These idols have all the skills!
16 Aug 2018 - 2:08 PM  UPDATED 12 May 2020 - 3:04 PM

Idols hone their skills in dancing, singing and overall performance over many years. So it's not surprising that they make for excellent musical theatre actors when the opportunity presents itself.

Here's just some of the idols who've lit up the stage in musicals. 

Super Junior's Kyuhyun & Ryeowook

Both of these SuJu members have a lot of experience on the theatre stage, though admittedly it's been quieter in recent years while the pair were in the military. Their roles have ranged from classics to modern retellings.

INFINITE's Sunggyu

The group leader has been in numerous musicals, including playing Elvis in a show about his life called All Shook Up!

EXO's Suho, Chen & Baekhyun

EXO has a lot of musical theatre talent amongst them, with Suho starring in multiple sold-out runs of The Man Who Laughs, Chen performing in the Korean adaptation of Lin Manuel Miranda's In The Heights and Baekhyun wowing in Singin' In The Rain.


Leo's stage presence is undeniable and his voice soars on stage, so no surprise he's been in his fair share of musicals including period pieces like Monte Christo and WWI era Mata Hari.


A recognised name in the musical world, Yoseob has appeared in several productions ranging from Cinderella to Robin Hood.

B1A4'S Sandeul

Sandeul is truly a hit on stage, with numerous musicals under his belt. His role in The Three Musketeers catapulted him to new fame in the musical theatre world, and he's had a continuous string of musical roles since 2014.

f(x)'s Luna

Luna gets to showcase her strong vocals and dance skills in musicals like In The HeightsLegally BlondeCoyote Ugly and High School Musical.

2AM's Jo Kwon

Jo Kwon has never been afraid of giving his all to a performance, and has some of the most memorable musical theatre characters under his belt, having appeared in Jesus Christ SuperstarChess and Priscilla.

Girls' Generation's Seohyun

Seohyun has proven her acting skills on television and on the stage. Since her first musical appearance with Moon Embracing The Sun, she's gone on to perform in huge hits like Gone With The Wind and Mamma Mia.

SHINee's Onew

Onew's well-known for having an impressive set of pipes, and he's even been included in musicals while serving in the military (There's bonus EXO Xiumin in the vid below too!).


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