Not sure if this has been flagged up before, but the current production of Les Misérables has a Korean lead in Na-Young Jeon as Fantine. The first Korean lead role in a West End musical? I went last night and she was fantastic, as were the rest of the cast. Na-Yeong Jeon is scheduled for every performance until June 2014.
From her agent’s website:
Na-Young Jeon is a Dutch-Korean actress currently playing the role of Fantine in Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre, West End.
She has also played numerous leads in Dutch musical theatre including Kim in Miss Saigon and Kelsi in High School Musical.