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Japanese castEdit

Kenji UraiEdit

Kenji Urai played the role of Light Yagami in the Japanese language production of Death Note: The Musical in 2015 and 2017. He was double-cast in the role along with Hayato Kakizawa.

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Hayato KakizawaEdit

Hayato Kakizawa played the role of Light Yagami in the Japanese language production of Death Note: The Musical in 2015 and 2017. He was double-cast in the role along with Kanji Urai.

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Teppei KoikeEdit

Teppei Koike played the role of L in the Japanese language production of Death Note: The Musical in 2015 and 2017.

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Fuka YuzukiEdit

Fuka Yuzuki is a Japanese actress and singer who portrays Misa Amane in the Japanese language production of Death Note: The Musical in 2015 and 2017.

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Megumi HamadaEdit

Megumi Hamada is a Japanese actress and singer who portrayed Rem in the Japanese language production of Death Note: The Musical in 2015 and 2017.

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Korean castEdit

Kim JunsuEdit

Kim Junsu is a South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer, and stage actor who played the role of L in the Korean language version of Death Note: The Musical in 2015 and 2017. Before performing in musicals, he was a massively popular kpop star, and he was the main star power in the Korean-language productions of Death Note: The Musical.

It was announced April 6th, 2015 that Junsu was cast in the role of L.[1]

Junsu's final performance before serving mandatory military duty was for Death Note: The Musical in January 2017.[2] Junsu enlisted on February 9th, 2017.[3] Following his enlistment, Junsu continued to do occasional performances with the military, including the songs Stalemate and Playing His Game.[4]

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Hong Kwang-Ho Edit

Hong Kwang-Ho (홍광호) is a South Korean musical stage actor who portrayed Light Yagami in the 2015 Korean-language version of Death Note: The Musical.

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Jeong Sun-Ah Edit

Jeong Sun-Ah (정선아) is a South Korean musical stage actress who portrayed Misa Amane in the 2015 Korean-language version of Death Note: The Musical.

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Han Ji-Sang Edit

Han Ji-Sang (한지상) is a South Korean musical stage actor who portrayed Light Yagami in the 2017 Korean-language version of Death Note: The Musical.

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Ben Edit

Ben (벤) is a South Korean musical stage actress who portrayed Misa Amane in the 2017 Korean-language version of Death Note: The Musical.

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Russian cast Edit

Alexander Kazmin Edit

Alexander Kazmin (Александр Казьмин) performs as Light Yagami in the Russian-language songs for Death Note: The Musical.

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Yaroslav Bayarunas Edit

Russian 2017 promo L 1

Yaroslav Bayarunas as L

Yaroslav Bayarunas (Ярослав Баярунас) performs as L in the Russian-language songs for Death Note: The Musical.

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Mercedesz Csampai Edit

Mercedesz Csampai (Мерседес Чампаи) performs as Misa Amane in the Russian-language songs for Death Note: The Musical.

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Elena Gazaeva Edit

Elena Gazaeva (Елена Газаева) performs as Rem in the Russian-language songs for Death Note: The Musical.

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CrewEdit

Frank WildhornEdit

Frank Wildhorn composed the music for Death Note: The Musical. He is an American composer and songwriter especially known for the play is Jekyll & Hyde and the song "Where Do Broken Hearts Go."

Wildhorn's work is popular in Japan, and the Japanese production company HoriPro approach Wildhorn to work on the Musical. Wildhorn was not familiar with Death Note until he was approached about the project.

In December 2014, Wildhorn had English demo tracks for the Musical recorded in a New York studio. Eight of the songs were released in 2015 as part of the promotion for the Tokyo and Korean productions.

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Ivan MenchellEdit

Ivan Menchell wrote the script/book for Death Note: the Musical. He is an American writer and producer.

In 2017, Menchell released several pages from the English-language Death Note: The Musical script, notably releasing some of the English lyrics and scenes.[5][6][7][8][9]

Menchell has notably interacted well with fans through his Twitter, such as providing the English song titles when requested,[10], releasing the English lyrics to various songs when requested,[11][12][13] and giving a shout-out to the Death Note Wiki's page for Death Note: The Musical.[14]

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Jack MurphyEdit

Jack Murphy wrote the lyrics for Death Note: The Musical. He is an American lyricist, composer, and author, and he has collaborated with composer Frank Wildhorn on numerous projects.

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Tamiya KuriyamaEdit

Tamiya Kuriyama is a Japanese director who directed both the Japanese and Korean language performances of Death Note: The Musical in both 2015 and 2017.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. JYJ’s Junsu Cast in Musical Adaptation of "Death Note"", Soompi, April 5th, 2015.
  2. JYJ’s Junsu To Enlist Next Year Following End Of “Death Note” Musical’s Revival Production, Soompi, October 27, 2016.
  3. BIGBANG’s T.O.P And JYJ’s Kim Junsu Officially Enlist In The Army, Soompi, February 8, 2017.
  4. JYJ’s Junsu Continues To Sing And Dance Even When He Is In The Military, Hello Kpop, May 27, 2017.
  5. Tweet from Ivan Menchell quoting a line by Light from the English-language script, May 30, 2017. Quote: " "Even if it means sacrificing my own mind & soul, it's worth it. Because the world can't go on like this." -Light #deathnotemusical"
  6. Tweet from Ivan Menchell releasing a scene, June 19, 2017. Quote: "#DeathNoteMusical opens in 4 dyas!"
  7. Tweet from Ivan Menchell releasing a scene, June 20, 2017. Quote: "#DeathNoteMusical opens in 3 days!"
  8. Tweet from Ivan Menchell releasing a scene, June 21, 2017. Quote: "#DeathNoteMusical opens in 2 days!"
  9. Tweet from Ivan Menchell releasing the opening pages of Death Note: The Musical, June 22, 2017. Quote: "#DeathNoteMusical begins its tour tomorrow! Here's the opening scene. You'll have to imagine the rest. xo"
  10. Tweet from Ivan Menchell releasing the English song titles, March 17th, 2017. Quote: "here you go. #deathnotemusical musical numbers."
  11. Tweet from Ivan Menchell releasing the lyrics for Mortals and Fools, July 10th, 2017. Quote: "Here you go..."
  12. Tweet from Ivan Menchell releasing the lyrics for The Game Begins, September 11, 2017.
  13. Tweet from Ivan Menchell releasing the lyrics for Borrowed Time, October 7, 2017.
  14. Tweet from Ivan Menchell linking to the Death Note: The Musical wiki page, December 3rd, 2016. Quote: "Wow. Everything there is to know." With a link to the Death Note: The Musical page.

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