Broadway's The Lion King Welcomes New Mufasa and Simba | Playbill

News Broadway's The Lion King Welcomes New Mufasa and Simba The Tony-winning Best Musical The Lion King welcomes L. Steven Taylor and Jelani Remy as Mufasa and Simba, respectively, beginning July 10 at the Minskoff Theatre.

Taylor returns to the Broadway company, where he performed in the ensemble and covered Mufasa and Scar beginning in 2005, followed by two years playing Mufasa on the North American tour; Remy makes his Broadway debut, after performing in the ensemble of the Las Vegas company and most recently as Simba on the North American tour.

Jelani Remy

Taylor and Remy join a cast that includes Gareth Saxe as Scar, Gugwana Dlamini as the baboon shaman Rafiki, Jeffrey Kuhn as the hornbilled bird Zazu, Ben Jeffrey as the warthog Pumbaa, Fred Berman as the meerkat Timon and Chantel Riley as the lioness Nala.

The Julie Taymor-directed and -designed show also features James Brown-Orleans (Banzai), Bonita J. Hamilton (Shenzi) and Enrique Segura (Ed). The role of Young Simba is alternated between Isaiah D. Negron and Jahi Diallo Winston, and the role of Young Nala is alternated between K’lynn Jackman and Shahadi Wright Joseph.

Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the hit musical plays the Minskoff Theatre (200 West 45th Street). For more information visit

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