It's an honor and a privilege, a duty I perform! Broadway’s The Lion King is set to welcome a new Zazu to the New Amsterdam Theatre. Spanish star Esteban Oliver will make his Broadway debut as the opinionated hornbill majordomo. Oliver will replace current star Jeffrey Kuhn beginning April 1 and make history as the first Spanish actor to play the role on Broadway.
Oliver joins the The Lion King directly from the Spanish production. His other stage credits include Mamma Mia!, Beauty and The Beast, The Producers, The Phantom of the Opera and Victor/Victoria.
The Lion King became the fourth longest-running Broadway show in history on November 30, 2013. Going 16 years strong, the musical surpassed the record previously held by the original Broadway production of Les Miserables. In addition to Kuhn, the show currently stars Aaron Nelson as Simba, Chantel Riley as Nala, Alton Fitzgerald White as Mufasa,Tsidi Manye as Rafiki, Gareth Saxe as Scar, Fred Berman as Timon and Ben Jeffrey as Pumbaa.