After playing the role of Scar in the Singapore production, Patrick R. Brown is making his Broadway debut as the new Scar in Disney’s The Lion King at the Minskoff Theatre. Gareth Saxe, who most recently played Scar on Broadway, took his final bow in the part on January 15.
Brown previously appeared as Inspector Andre in the national tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. A frequent performer at the Shaw Festival in Canada, he has been featured in their productions of Caesar & Cleopatra, Merrily We Roll Along, The Man Who Came To Dinner, On the 20th Century and She Loves Me.
The Lion King currently stars Adam Jacobs as Simba, Alton Fitzgerald White as Mufasa, Tshidi Manye as Rafiki, Jeff Binder as Zazu, Ben Jeffrey as Pumbaa, Fred Berman as Timon and Chauntee Schuler as Nala.
Based on the 1994 animated film of the same name, The Lion King opened on Broadway on November 13, 1997 at the New Amsterdam Theatre before transferring to the Minskoff in 2006. Directed by Julie Taymor, the show earned six Tony Awards, including Best Musical.