Disney’s Award winning smash The Lion King – Musical has been playing to sold out audiences and roaring across NYC and all over the world for the past 20 years.

Not only the show is beloved for it’s spectacular sets, costumes, and puppets, for many of it’s cast members most of the cast members who have been in the show on Broadway, in London’s West End, and across the world are from South Africa. For these performers, it feels like a homecoming for them honoring and paying tribute to their routes.

Check out this behind the scenes video backstage at the Minskoff Theatre featuring 3 of it’s long running South African cast members….

Tshidi Manye (the musical’s longest running “Rafiki”),

Lindiwe I. Dlamini (Ensemble member and the longest running cast member EVER in the Broadway production since the very beginning),

and Mduduzi Madela (who appears in the Ensemble and understudies the lead role of “Adult Simba”).

Who has seen THE LION KING on Broadway with these cast members?!

For 20 years, the hit Broadway musical has reserved places in its cast for South African performers. We followed three of them backstage before a show. Subsc…

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