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Broadway Newbie Aaron Nelson on Landing His Dream Role and Learning About Fatherhood in The Lion King

Broadway Newbie Aaron Nelson on Landing His Dream Role and Learning About Fatherhood in The Lion King

Age & Hometown: 23; Chicago, IL

Current Role: A Broadway debut in his “dream role,” Simba, in Disney’s long-running hit The Lion King.

A Whole New World: Windy City native Nelson grew up mostly with his mom and was home-schooled through high school. “I was all about martial arts and football until I was 14,” he says. “My dream was ...

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The Lion King Star Chantel Riley Explains Why High School Was Like a Cyndi Lauper Song

The Lion King Star Chantel Riley Explains Why High School Was Like a Cyndi Lauper Song

As kids all over America head back to school, Broadway.com decided to ask our favorite Broadway stars to look back at their own years in the classroom—and share a school picture! The Lion King queen Chantel Riley, who plays Nala in the Disney hit, told us about her fun and drama-free experience with "my girls" and an embarrassing ...

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Aaron Nelson Will Roar into The Lion King as Broadway’s New Simba

Aaron Nelson Will Roar into The Lion King as Broadway’s New Simba

Newcomer Aaron Nelson just can’t wait to be king. Nelson makes his Broadway debut on August 27 as Simba in Disney’s Tony-winning hit The Lion King. Previous star, Andile Gumbi played his final performance as the playful prince on August 25. The Lion King continues to play at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre.

A native of Chicago, Nelson’s ...

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Broadway Grosses: The Lion King Leads the Pack at the Box Office

Broadway Grosses: The Lion King Leads the Pack at the Box Office

With Labor Day just around the corner, Broadway fans are squeezing in trips to New York City to catch a show before school starts. The Lion King roared ahead at the box office this week as the only show to hit the $2 million mark. Big earners Matilda and Kinky Boots both broke their box office records, and the new ...

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Future Annie Star Quvenzhane Wallis Enjoys a Broadway Outing at The Lion King

Future Annie Star Quvenzhane Wallis Enjoys a Broadway Outing at The Lion King

Young Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis is gearing up to star as little orphan Annie in the star-studded, contemporary movie remake of the Tony-winning musical. Before she begins filming, Wallis made a trip to the Great White Way to check out some musical stars in action. On August 1, Wallis took in the evening performance of the long-running, Tony-winning Disney musical ...

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Former Hootie & the Blowfish Frontman Darius Rucker ‘Only Wants to Be’ at The Lion King

Former Hootie & the Blowfish Frontman Darius Rucker ‘Only Wants to Be’ at The Lion King

Darius Rucker and his band Hootie & the Blowfish created the sound of the '90s. Since then, Rucker has launched a successful solo career in country music. On July 12, the musician took in Disney’s long-running musical The Lion King, which boasts Elton John and Tim Rice’s hit songs “The Circle of Life,” “Can’t You Feel The Love ...

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Be Prepared! Gareth Saxe Returns to Pride Rock as Scar in Broadway’s The Lion King

Be Prepared! Gareth Saxe Returns to Pride Rock as Scar in Broadway’s The Lion King

Gareth Saxe will play the villainous Scar once again in Disney’s long-running hit The Lion King. Saxe takes over the role of the evil lion from Derek Smith beginning July 2. The Lion King continues to play at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre.

Saxe has been playing the role of Scar on and off since 2010. During his latest hiatus ...

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LaMar Baylor on Almost Passing Up Broadway & His 'Surreal' Experience Representing The Lion King

LaMar Baylor on Almost Passing Up Broadway & His 'Surreal' Experience Representing The Lion King
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In the newest Gotta Dance! feature, get to know LaMar Baylor, a young New Jersey native who is making his Broadway debut in Disney’s hit musical The Lion King. Baylor shares how he almost didn’t audition for the Broadway musical and opens up about his professional hopes for the future. Click below to see the University of the ...

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The Bachelor Host Chris Harrison Feels The Love Tonight at The Lion King

The Bachelor Host Chris Harrison Feels The Love Tonight at The Lion King

After 11 years hosting the ABC reality dating competition, The Bachelor, Chris Harrison has learned a thing or two about love. That’s why Harrison brought the lady in his life, his adorable daughter Taylor, to see Disney’s long-running musical about love and self discovery, The Lion King. The Harrisons took in the June 19 performance at the Minskoff ...

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Buyi Zama to Make Her Broadway Debut as Rafiki in The Lion King

Buyi Zama to Make Her Broadway Debut as Rafiki in The Lion King

Disney’s long-running musical sensation The Lion King is welcoming a new addition to the Serengeti. Starting May 18, Buyi Zama will step into the leading role of Rafiki in the beloved Broadway blockbuster. This marks the South African actress’s Broadway debut.

Zami has previously played the part in the North American tour, London, South Africa, Australia and China ...

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