With the recent news that Disney on Broadway will be returning in September with both The Lion King and Aladdin, Disney has put out the casting call for the former for children hoping to play young Simba and young Nala.

  • Disney Theatrical is looking for replacements for Young Simba and Young Nala for both Broadway and the North American Tour.
  • The Disney on Broadway website offers the following descriptions for the two casting calls:
    • YOUNG SIMBA: To play a male cub age 9 – 12. Looking for a natural young actor/singer who is able to move well to be the future King of the Pridelands. A natural talent with charm and charisma able to hold the stage on his own with confidence and truth. Looking for kids with personality. MUST BE BETWEEN 50 – 56 INCHES.
    • YOUNG NALA: To play a female lion cub age 9 – 12. Looking for a very pretty, natural young actress/singer who is able to move well. Looking for a confident young lady cub to keep Simba in his place. A natural talent with personality, confidence, and strength. Must be a strong singer with a belt voice up to a D. MUST BE BETWEEN 50 – 56 INCHES.
  • The site also says they encourage children of all cultural backgrounds to submit.
  • This news comes after Disney on Broadway announced that Kayi Ushe will play the role of Simba when The Lion King comes to London’s West End starting July 29, 2021.

More on Disney on Broadway:

  • Disney on Broadway has announced that performances will return starting September 14 with tickets on sale now for both shows.
  • The Lion King will return on September 14 to the Minskoff Theatre and Aladdin will be coming back with shows starting on September 28 to the New Amsterdam Theatre.
  • Tickets are on sale now, and along with your ticket purchases, you can also pick up some merchandise with your order including programs, plush, souvenir tickets, mugs, clothing, and more.
  • It was announced on May 5 by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that Broadway shows would reopen at 100% capacity on September 14, 2021. The Broadway shutdown began on March 12, 2020, during the start of the pandemic.