The Lion King

A Broadway Musical

History of The Lion King Musical

The Lion King is a musical based on the 1994 Disney animated film about a prince cub that was scared away by his wicked uncle into thinking he killed his own father. Ashamed, Simba ran into the African jungle alone. He befriended 2 very particular friends and made his journey back to his pride to fulfill his destiny to be King.


Facts




  • The Lion King has been seen by more than 54 million people in 14 different countries in five continents.
  • The Lion King is the seventh longest‐running musical in Broadway history
  • It is one of only five productions in theater history to play for ten years or more.
  • Winner of more than 70 global theatrical awards
  • The Lion King has been translated into seven languages: Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Mandarin and Spanish.




Actors

  • Gareth Saxe as Scar
  • Alton White as Mufasa
  • Aaron Nelson as Simba




Songs from the Musical

  • Hakuna Matata
  • The Circle of Life


Awards

  • 1998 Tony Award for Best Musical
  • Outstanding Musical
  • Best Costume Design award


Did you know...........

  • Over 750 pounds of silicone rubber were used to make the masks of the characters in Lion King
  • There are six indigenous African languages spoken in the show ,Swahili, Zulu, Xhosa (the click language), Sotho,Tswana, and Congolese.
  • The tallest animals in the show are the four, 18‐foot exotic giraffes.