Before originating the role of Mufasa on The Lion King's first national tour and in the Las Vegas production, Alton Fitzgerald White was featured in the ensembles of Miss Saigon and The Who's Tommy. White also served as a replacement Coalhouse Walker in the original production of Ragtime and took over the role of Mister in The Color Purple before playing Mufasa on Broadway.
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Julie Taymor and The Lion King Company Open Up About 15 Magical Years on Broadway
The Tony-winning musical The Lion King celebrated 15 years on Broadway with a triumphant performance and lavish celebration. Hear from the award-winning creators and current cast about why The Lion King is unlike any other show on Broadway.