The Lion King
Currently on sale until March 11, 2018
The Lion King
Running Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
This acclaimed staging of the Disney animated film has been hailed as a Broadway landmark. Disney's THE LION KING tells the story of the epic adventures of a young lion cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destined role as king.
PLEASE NOTE: The Lion King’s performance schedule varies and is subject to change.
August 1, 2017 through March 11, 2017
Monday: No Performance
Saturday: 2PM & 8PM
Sunday: 1PM & 6:30PM
Suggested Workshop Pairings
Broadway Rehearsal, Broadway Choral, Meet the Artist
Musical, Student & Family Friendly
200 West 45th (on Broadway)
If you love the movie, then you will love the musical! The Disney film is brought to life with stunning animal costumes and beloved tunes in this magical, family-friendly show that's exciting and fun for all ages.
STEPHEN CARLILE- Scar
West End: Trimmingham in The Go-Between, The Producers original London cast, Phantom of the Opera, Snoopy! UK Regional Freddy Eynsford-Hill in My Fair Lady (NT/Cameron Mackintosh),Twelfth Night, By Jeeves, Don Giovanni, Over My Shoulder. Europe: Magaldi in Evita. US Tour: Captain Hook in Peter Pan 360. Film: Brideshead Revisited, Bright Young Things.
L. STEVEN TAYLOR – Mufasa
Steven is excited to rejoin The Broadway Company of The Lion King after traveling with The National Tour, during which time he had the honor of performing at The White House. NYC/Regional: Ataria, Cutman, G word, Miss Saigon, Songs For A New World, Godspell, A Chorus Line, Film and Television: The Electric Company (Leo Watson) Last of The Ninth (HBO Pilot) Made For Each Other, Expiration Date, Game Over
NTELISENG NKHELA – Rafiki
Nteliseng is honored to be making her Broadway debut and joins directly from the Hamburg company of The Lion King. Other credits include Miriam Makeba in The Journey (Zurich), Brenda Fassie in Memeba (Johannesburg) and I’m African (Welkom).
Jeffrey Kuhn - Zazu
Broadway: The 39 Steps, Spamalot, Wicked, Assassins, Ragtime. Off-Broadway: John Guare’s 3 Kinds of Exile (Atlantic). Regional: An Enemy of the People (Centerstage), Next Fall (St. Louis Rep),Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare Theatre), Sea of Tranquility (Old Globe), Love’s Labour’s Lost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Antony & Cleopatra and many others (Stratford Festival), Barrington, Alliance, Pittsburgh Public, Cincinnati Playhouse. Tour: The Who’s Tommy.
Ben Jeffrey -Pumbaa
Ben is pumped to be making his Broadway debut! Ben holds an MFA (Acting) from Rutgers University, where credits included Antigone, Romeo and Juliet, In the Sawtooths and more. His BFA (Acting/Musical Theatre) is from Abilene Christian University, where credits included Jane Eyreand Seussical. TV: "The Good Wife," "Louie."
Fred Berman -Timon
Broadway debut. Off-Broadway: Bury the Dead, Room Service, Shockheaded Peter, The Normal Heart, The Vocal Lords. Nat’l tour: The Buddy Holly Story. Regional: North Shore Music Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, O’Neill Theater, Geva Theatre, Huntington Theatre, New Repertory, Cleveland Play House. Film: Twelve Thirty, A Very Special Episode, Goin’ Down, Redirecting Eddie. TV: “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Daily Pops,” “All My Children.” Award-winning narrator of more than 50 audio books.
JELANI REMY – Simba
Coming from the Las Vegas production, Jelani is excited and blessed to be working with the Disney family again! Past shows include Disney High School Musical and High School Musical 2, Parade, Cabaret, and Smokey Joes Cafe. As a director, teacher, and choreographer, Jelani is always putting up new works, workshops and concerts all over the country!
ADRENNE WALKER - Nala
Adrienne is from Jonesboro, Georgia and is thrilled to make her Broadway debut! Featured Chicago credits: Porgy & Bess, Iphigenia in Aulis, Agamemnon (Court); The Color Purple (Mercury); Sondheim on Sondheim (Porchlight); Brooklyn the Musical (Towle). Adrienne voices Peanut on the YouTube animated series McTucky Fried High.
Elton John - MUSIC
The monumental career of international singer/songwriter and performer Elton John has spanned more than three decades. He is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 35 gold and 25 platinum albums and more than 250 million records sold worldwide.
Tim Rice - LYRICS
Tim Rice has worked in music, theatre and films since 1965 when he met Andrew Lloyd Webber, a fellow struggling songwriter. Rather than pursue Tim’s ambitions to write rock or pop songs they turned their attention to Andrew’s obsession – musical theatre. Their first collaboration (lyrics by Tim, music by Andrew) was an unsuccessful show based on the life of Dr.Barnardo, the Victorian philanthropist, The Likes Of Us.
Julie Taymor - DIRECTOR, COSTUME DESIGN, MASK/PUPPET CO-DESIGN, ADDITIONAL LYRICS
Julie Taymor won the 1998 Tony® Award for Best Direction of a Musical and for Best Costumes for The Lion King. In 2008, the musical won three Molière Awards including Best Musical and Best Costumes. It also garnered the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League awards for Taymor’s direction, and myriad awards for her original costume, mask and puppet designs.