MusicalPuppetsSpectacleOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Nov 13, 1997
Closing Date
1st Preview
Oct 15, 1997
1st Preview
Oct 15, 1997
Previews
33
Performances (as of May 19, 2024)
10,413
MusicalPuppetsSpectacleOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
New Amsterdam Theatre
(Nov 13, 1997 - Jun 04, 2006)
Current
Minskoff Theatre
(Jun 13, 2006 - Present)

Media
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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; New Amsterdam Theatre General Manager: Dana Amendola
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 and Sean Carney; 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; Electronic Drum Programmer: Tommy Igoe
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
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Timon
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Young Simba
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One by One Dance
 
Lioness Chant Vocal
 
Circle of Life Vocals
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Simba
Young Nala
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Understudies: Kevin Bailey (Scar), Eugene Barry-Hill (Mufasa), Camille M. Brown (Sarabi, Nala), Kevin Cahoon (Zazu, Timon), Alberto Cruz Jr. (Young Simba), Sheila Gibbs (Rafiki), Lana Gordon (Shenzi), Lindiwe Hlengwa (Rafiki, Nala), Timothy Hunter (Simba), Christopher Jackson (Simba), Vanessa A. Jones (Sarabi, Shenzi), Jennifer Josephs (Young Nala), Sonya Leslie (Nala), Philip Dorian McAdoo (Mufasa, Banzai, Pumbaa), Sindisiwe Nxumalo (Rafiki), Danny Rutigliano (Zazu, Timon, Pumbaa), Levensky Smith (Banzai) and Frank Wright II (Ed)
Timon
Sep 20, 2022 - ?
Scar
Jun 06, 2023 - ?
Simba
Sep 26, 2023 - ?
Pumbaa
Feb 25, 2020 - ?
Nala
May 24, 2022 - ?
Rafiki
May 30, 2017 - ?
Zazu
Dec 05, 2023 - ?
Mufasa
Jul 07, 2015 - ?
Banzai
Nov 05, 2007 - ?
Annika Franklin
Broadway debut
Young Nala
Dec 05, 2023 - ?
Alternate
Bonita J. Hamilton
Broadway debut
Shenzi
2005 - ?
Ezekiel Kekuna
Broadway debut
Young Simba
Dec 05, 2023 - ?
Alternate
Albert Rhodes Jr.
Broadway debut
Young Simba
Dec 05, 2023 - ?
Alternate
Ed
Sep 14, 2021 - ?
Nia Thompson
Broadway debut
Young Nala
Dec 05, 2023 - ?
Alternate
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Ezekiel Andrew
Broadway debut
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Nov 09, 2021 - ?
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Sep 14, 2021 - ?
Lioness/Hyena Shadow Puppet
 
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Mar 21, 2023 - ?
 
Mouse Shadow Puppet
 
Simba Shadow Puppet
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Feb 15, 2022 - ?
 
Lioness/Hyena Shadow Puppet
Feb 15, 2022 - ?
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Simba Shadow Puppet
 
One by One Dance
 
Lioness/Hyena Shadow Puppet
 
One by One Vocal
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