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The Lion King   

New Amsterdam Theatre, (11/13/1997 - 6/04/2006)
Minskoff Theatre, (6/13/2006 - Present)
First Preview: Oct 15, 1997 Total Previews: 33
Opening Date: Nov 13, 1997    
Closing Date: Currently Running Total Performances: 7850
as of September 25, 2016

Category: Musical, Puppets, Spectacle, Original, Broadway



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Disney Theatrical Productions
Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions; Produced for Disney Theatrical Productions by Peter Schneider and Thomas Schumacher; Associate Producer: Donald B. Frantz
Music by Elton John; Lyrics by Tim Rice; Additional music by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer; Additional lyrics by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer; Book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi; Adapted from the screenplay by Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts and Linda Woolverton; Musical Director: Joseph Church; Music orchestrated by Robert Elhai, David Metzger and Bruce Fowler; Music Produced for the Stage and Additional Score by Mark Mancina; Associate Music Producer: Robert Elhai; Additional Vocal Score and Vocal Arrangements by Lebo M; Rafiki's chants by Tsidii Le Loka
Directed by Julie Taymor; Choreographed by Garth Fagan
Scenic Design by Richard Hudson; Costume Design by Julie Taymor; Lighting Design by Donald Holder; Mask Design by Julie Taymor and Michael Curry; Puppet Design by Julie Taymor and Michael Curry; Sound Design by Tony Meola; Hair Design by Michael Ward; Make-Up Design by Michael Ward; Projection Design by Geoff Puckett; Associate Scenic Design: Peter Eastman and Jonathan Fensom; Associate Costume Design: Mary Nemecek Peterson; Associate Lighting Design: Jeanne Koenig; Scenic Design Assistant: Atkin Pace; Assistant Costume Design: Tracy Dorman; Assistant Lighting Design: Martin Vreeland; Assistant Sound Design: Kai Harada; Automated Lighting Programmer: Aland Henderson
General Manager: Alan Levey; Project Manager: Nina Essman; Company Manager: Steven Chaikelson
Technical Director: David Benken; Production Stage Manager: Jeff Lee; Stage Manager: Mahlon Kruse, Elizabeth Burgess, Steve "Doc" Zorthian and Beverly Jenkins
Choral Director: Lebo M; Conducted by Joseph Church; Associate Conductor: Karl Jurman; Wood Flute Soloist/Flute/Piccolo: David Weiss; Concert Master: Claudia Hafer-Tondi; Concertmaster: Francisca Mendoza; Violin: Avril Brown; Violin/Viola: Ralph Farris; Cello: Eliana Mendoza and Bruce Wang; Flute/Clarinet/Bass Clarinet: Bob Keller; French Horn: Katie Dennis, Kait Mahony and Jeff Scott; Trombone: Rock Ciccarone; Bass Trombone/Tuba: George Flynn; Upright & Electric Basses: Luico Hopper; Drums: Tommy Igoe; Guitar: Kevin Kuhn; Mallets/Percussion: Valerie Dee Naranjo and Tom Brett; Percussion: Junior "Gabu" Wedderburn and Rolando Morales-Matos; Synthesizer: Ted Baker; Keyboard Synthesizers: Karl Jurman and Colin Welford; Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller; Music Preparation: Donald Oliver, Evan Morris and Chelsea Music Services, Inc.; Synthesizer Programmer: Ted Baker
Flying by Foy
Casting: Jay Binder; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Dance Captain: Aubrey Lynch II; Logo Design: Fraver; Photographer: Joan Marcus and Marc Bryan-Brown
Cast
Eugene Barry-Hill
Ensemble Singer
Gina Breedlove
Sarabi
Ensemble Singer
Camille M. Brown
Ensemble Dancer
Kevin Cahoon
Ed
Iresol Cardona
Ensemble Dancer
Max Casella
Timon
Tracy Nicole Chapman
Shenzi
Mark Allan Davis
Ensemble Dancer
Ntomb'khona Dlamini
Ensemble Singer
Sheila Gibbs
Ensemble Singer
Lana Gordon
Ensemble Dancer
Heather Headley
Nala
Lindiwe Hlengwa
Ensemble Singer
Geoff Hoyle
Zazu
Timothy Hunter
Ensemble Dancer
Scott Irby-Ranniar
Young Simba
Christopher Jackson
Ensemble Singer
Vanessa A. Jones
Ensemble Singer
Michael Joy
Ensemble Dancer
Faca Kulu
Ensemble Singer
Ron Kunene
Ensemble Singer
Tsidii Le Loka
Rafiki
Aubrey Lynch II
Ensemble Dancer
Lebo M
Ensemble Singer
Stanley Wayne Mathis
Banzai
Philip Dorian McAdoo
Ensemble Singer
Sam McKelton
Ensemble Singer
Nandi Morake
Ensemble Singer
Karine Plantadit-Bageot
Ensemble Dancer
Jason Raize
Simba
Tom Alan Robbins
Pumbaa
Kajuana Shuford
Young Nala
Levensky Smith
Ensemble Dancer
Ashi K. Smythe
Ensemble Dancer
Endalyn Taylor-Shellman
Ensemble Dancer
John Vickery
Scar
Samuel E. Wright
Mufasa
Christine Yasunaga
Ensemble Dancer
Swings: Lindiwe Dlamini, Sonya Leslie, Peter Anthony Moore, Nhlanhla Ngema, Rachel Tecora Tucker and Frank Wright II
Understudies: Kevin Bailey (Scar), Eugene Barry-Hill (Mufasa), Camille M. Brown (Nala, Sarabi), Kevin Cahoon (Timon, Zazu), Alberto Cruz Jr. (Young Simba), Sheila Gibbs (Rafiki), Lana Gordon (Shenzi), Lindiwe Hlengwa (Nala, Rafiki), Timothy Hunter (Simba), Christopher Jackson (Simba), Vanessa A. Jones (Sarabi, Shenzi), Jennifer Josephs (Young Nala), Sonya Leslie (Nala), Philip Dorian McAdoo (Banzai, Mufasa, Pumbaa), Danny Rutigliano (Pumbaa, Timon, Zazu), Levensky Smith (Banzai) and Frank Wright II (Ed)
Cast
Fred Berman
Timon
(Jun 15, 2010 - ?)
Tshidi Manye
Rafiki
Cameron Pow
Zazu
(Jul 05, 2016 - ?)
Jelani Remy
Simba
(Jul 07, 2015 - ?)
Derek Smith
Scar
(Jul 05, 2016 - Oct 09, 2016)
L. Steven Taylor
Mufasa
(Jul 10, 2015 - ?)
Adrienne Walker
Broadway debut
Nala
(Jul 05, 2016 - ?)
James Brown-Orleans
Banzai
Kyleigh Curran
Broadway debut
Young Nala
Alternate
Bonita J. Hamilton
Shenzi
Tre Jones
Broadway debut
Young Simba
Alternate
Mehret Marsh
Broadway debut
Young Nala
Alternate
Cayen Martin
Broadway debut
Young Simba
Alternate
Enrique Segura
Ed
(? - Oct 07, 2012)
Lawrence Alexander
Ensemble Dancer
(Aug 28, 2012 - ?)
Guinea Fowl
Scar Shadow Puppet
LaMar Baylor
Ensemble Dancer
(Aug 28, 2012 - ?)
Simba Shadow Puppet
India Bolds
Ensemble Dancer
Elishah Bowman
Stilt Giraffe Cross
Ensemble Dancer
Derrick Davis
Ensemble Singer
Lindiwe Dlamini
One by One Vocal
Ensemble Singer
Lioness/Hyena Shadow Puppet
Bongi Duma
Lioness Chant Vocal
Ensemble Singer
Circle of Life Vocals
One by One Vocal
One by One Dance
Lioness/Hyena Shadow Puppet
Rosie Lani Fiedelman
Ensemble Dancer
(circa. Jul 2014 - ?)
Christopher Freeman
Ensemble Dancer
Buzzard Pole
Simba Shadow Puppet
Pia Hamilton
Ensemble Dancer
Gazelle Wheel
Jamal Lee Harris
Ensemble Singer
Lindsey Holmes
Ensemble Dancer
Fireflies
Joel Karie
Ensemble Singer
Mouse Shadow Puppet
Lisa Lewis
Ensemble Dancer
Cheetah
Nala Pole Puppet
Ben Lipitz
Pumbaa
(Jul 12, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016)
Mduduzi Madela
Ensemble Singer
Circle of Life Vocals
Giraffe Shadow Puppet
Scar Shadow Puppet
Pumbaa Pole Puppet
Kimberly Marable
Ensemble Singer
Jaysin McCollum
Ensemble Dancer
Gazelle
Giraffe Shadow Puppet
Scar Shadow Puppet
Ray Mercer
Ensemble Dancer
Simba Shadow Puppet
Acrobatic Trickster
Nhlanhla Ngobeni
Ensemble Singer
One by One Dance
Nteliseng Nkhela
Ensemble Singer
Lioness/Hyena Shadow Puppet
Sindisiwe Nxumalo
Ensemble Singer
(circa. 2013 - ?)
One by One Vocal
Lioness/Hyena Shadow Puppet
Chondra La-Tease Profit
Ensemble Singer
(Aug 28, 2012 - ?)
Sarabi
(Aug 28, 2012 - ?)
Arbender J. Robinson
Ensemble Singer
Thulisile Thusi
Ensemble Singer
Lioness/Hyena Shadow Puppet
Donna Michelle Vaughn
Ensemble Dancer
Ant Hill Lady
Swings: Angelica Edwards, Kenny Ingram, Andre Jackson, Kyle Lamar Mitchell, James A. Pierce III, Jacqueline Rene, Kellen Stancil, Bravita Threatt and Natalie Turner
Understudies: Derrick Davis (Mufasa, Scar), Lindiwe Dlamini (Shenzi), Angelica Edwards (Rafiki, Shenzi), Jim Ferris (Zazu, Timon, Pumbaa), Jamal Lee Harris (Mufasa), Kenny Ingram (Banzai, Ed), Andre Jackson (Ed), Joel Karie (Simba, Banzai), Mduduzi Madela (Banzai, Simba), Kimberly Marable (Shenzi, Sarabi), Jaysin McCollum (Ed), Kyle Lamar Mitchell (Simba), Nhlanhla Ngobeni (Mufasa), Nteliseng Nkhela (Rafiki), Sindisiwe Nxumalo (Sarabi, Nala), Chondra La-Tease Profit (Nala), Jacqueline Rene (Nala, Sarabi), Enrique Segura (Timon, Zazu), L. Steven Taylor (Scar), Thulisile Thusi (Rafiki), Thom Christopher Warren (Pumbaa, Zazu, Scar) and Jonathan Weir (Scar, Pumbaa)
Tony Award®
winner 1998 Best Musical [winner]
Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions
1998 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi
1998 Best Original Musical Score [nominee]
Music by Elton John; Lyrics by Tim Rice; Additional music by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer
1998 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Samuel E. Wright
1998 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Tsidii Le Loka
winner 1998 Best Scenic Design [winner]
Richard Hudson
winner 1998 Best Costume Design [winner]
Julie Taymor
winner 1998 Best Lighting Design [winner]
Donald Holder
winner 1998 Best Choreography [winner]
Garth Fagan
winner 1998 Best Direction of a Musical [winner]
Julie Taymor
1998 Best Orchestrations [nominee]
Robert Elhai
1998 Best Orchestrations [nominee]
David Metzger
1998 Best Orchestrations [nominee]
Bruce Fowler
Drama Desk Award
1998 Outstanding New Musical [nominee]
Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions
1998 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Max Casella
1998 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Geoff Hoyle
winner 1998 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [winner]
Tsidii Le Loka
winner 1998 Outstanding Choreography [winner]
Garth Fagan
winner 1998 Outstanding Direction of a Musical [winner]
Julie Taymor
1998 Outstanding Orchestrations [nominee]
Robert Elhai
1998 Outstanding Orchestrations [nominee]
David Metzger
1998 Outstanding Orchestrations [nominee]
Bruce Fowler
winner 1998 Outstanding Set Design of a Musical [winner]
Scenic Design by Richard Hudson
winner 1998 Outstanding Costume Design [winner]
Julie Taymor
winner 1998 Outstanding Lighting Design [winner]
Donald Holder
winner 1998 Outstanding Sound Design [winner]
Sound Design by Tony Meola
winner 1998 Outstanding Puppet Design [winner]
Puppet Design by Julie Taymor and Michael Curry
Theatre World
winner 1998 Award [recipient]
Max Casella
music by Elton John; lyrics by Tim Rice
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung By
Circle of Life Rafiki and Ensemble
The Morning Report Zazu, Young Simba and Mufasa
I Just Can't Wait to Be King Young Simba, Young Nala, Zazu and Ensemble
Chow Down Shenzi, Banzai and Ed
They Live in You
(music by Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin and Lebo M; lyrics by Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin and Lebo M)
Mufasa and Ensemble
Be Prepared Scar, Shenzi, Banzai, Ed and Ensemble
Be Prepared (Reprise) Scar and Ensemble
Hakuna Matata Timon, Pumbaa, Young Simba, Simba and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
One by One
(music by Lebo M; lyrics by Lebo M)
Ensemble
The Madness of King Scar Scar, Zazu, Banzai, Shenzi, Ed and Nala
Shadowland
(music by Lebo M and Hans Zimmer; lyrics by Lebo M and Mark Mancina)
Nala, Rafiki and Ensemble
Endless Night
(music by Lebo M, Hans Zimmer and Jay Rifkin; lyrics by Julie Taymor)
Simba and Ensemble
Can You Feel the Love Tonight Timon, Pumbaa, Simba, Nala and Ensemble
They Live in You (Reprise)
(music by Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin and Lebo M; lyrics by Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin and Lebo M)
Rafiki, Simba and Ensemble
King of Pride Rock
(music by Hans Zimmer; lyrics by Lebo M)
Ensemble
Circle of Life (Reprise) Ensemble