Sophie Kim So-hyang was cast in the U.S. production of the hit Broadway musical “Sister Act,” making her the first Korean actress to have been cast in the American production of the musical.
She played the part of Sister Mary Robert, a quiet and timid nun who becomes inspired by the main character Delores to eventually break out of her shell. The show is a musical adaptation of the hit 1992 comedy film of the same name starring Whoopi Goldberg.
Kim became the first person to join the AEA (Actors Equity Association) as a theatre actress from Korea. She played ‘Gigi’ from Miss Saigon (Paramount Theatre) ‘Tupim’ from ‘The King and I’ (Harbor Lights Theatre). Kim also appeared in the show of “Oliver,” “Spool Girl,” “6 Month Club,” and “Portrait of Father.”
Program Studied at NYFA: Musical Theatre
Program Type: 1-Year Conservatory in Musical Theatre
Year Attended/Graduated: 2011
Location: New York