Claim to fame
Clifton Oliver originated the role of Simba in the Las Vegas production of The Lion King and played the young prince on the show's national tour before joining the Broadway company of the hit musical. Clifton's other Broadway credits include Wicked' hunky prince Fiyero and In the Heights' charming taxi depot worker Benny, a role he played opposite Jordin Sparks.
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