- D23 has revealed cast lists for the Broadway productions of The Lion King and Aladdin which both come back this fall.
- Cast lists were also announced for touring productions of Frozen and The Lion King.
- Broadway’s The Lion King will see a new actor in the role of Simba with Brandon A. McCall, and Aladdin will see new actors for Aladdin and Jasmine with Michael Maliakel and Shoba Narayan.
- The Lion King will reopen with performances beginning on Tuesday, September 14 at the Minskoff Theatre, and Aladdin will return on Tuesday, September 28 at the New Amsterdam Theatre.
Cast For The Lion King:
- Returning — Stephen Carlile as Scar, L. Steven Taylor as Mufasa, Tshidi Manye as Rafiki, Cameron Pow as Zazu, Ben Jeffrey as Pumbaa, Fred Berman as Timon, Adrienne Walker as Nala, James Brown-Orleans as Banzai, Bonita J. Hamilton as Shenzi, and Robb Sapp as Ed.
- New — Brandon A. McCall in the role of Simba, Vince Ermita and Corey J. will alternate as Young Simba, and Alayna Martus and Sydney Elise Russell will alternate as Young Nala.
Cast for Aladdin:
- Returning — Michael James Scott as Genie, Jonathan Freeman as Jafar, Don Darryl Rivera as Iago, Dennis Stowe as the Jafar/Sultan standby, Milo Alosi as Kassim, Brad Weinstock as Omar, JC Montgomery as Sultan, and Juwan Crawley as a Genie/Sultan standby.
- New — Michael Maliakel and Shoba Narayan as Aladdin and Jasmine.
Touring Cast for Frozen and The Lion King:
- In addition to the Broadway cast announcements, Frozen and The Lion King had cast lists announced for touring productions including the return of Caroline Bowman as Elsa, Caroline Innerbichler as Anna for Frozen. Also returning include Austin Colby as Hans, F. Michael Haynie as Olaf, Mason Reeves as Kristoff, and Collin Baja and Evan Strand alternating as Sven.
- The new cast for Frozen include Robert Creighton as Weselton, Natalia Artigas as Young Elsa, Olivia Jones as Young Anna, and sisters Natalie Grace Chan and Victoria Hope Chan as Young Elsa and Young Anna.
- Returning cast for The Lion King include Spencer Plachy as Scar, Gerald Ramsey as Mufasa, Nick Cordileone as Timon, Jürgen Hooper as Zazu, Ben Lipitz as Pumbaa, Kayla Cyphers as Nala, Keith Bennett as Banzai, Martina Sykes as Shenzi, Robbie Swift as Ed, Charlie Kahler as Young Simba, and Kalandra Rhodes as Young Nala.
- New cast includes Gugwana Dlamini as Rafiki, Darian Sanders as Simba, Jaylen Lyndon Hunter as Young Simba, and Nia Mulder as Young Nala.
- Frozen will resume performances on Friday, September 10, in Buffalo, New York, at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre. The Lion King will have performances begin on Friday, October 1, in Cleveland, Ohio, at Playhouse Square.
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