Lion King Washington DC | Kennedy Center

Lion King Washington DC | Kennedy Center

Simba’s roars will echo in Washington DC as Lion King runs at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Opera House for two whole months! Opening on June 17, 2014, Lion King will be in Washington DC until August 17, 2014.

Adapted from the acclaimed 1994 blockbuster animated feature from Disney, Lion King is one of the highest grossing, longest running, and widely acclaimed shows on the Great White Way. Aside from its 6 trophies from the Tony Awards that include Best Musical, Lion King also won various awards including the Laurence Olivier Award (UK) and the Molière Award (France). Lion King features stunning sets and costumes, fantastic choreography, and all the beloved characters and unforgettable songs from the film.

Behold as the African Pridelands come to magnificent life as Lion King plays at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts from Tuesday to Friday evenings at 7:30 PM and every Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 PM and 7:30 PM.

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Lion King Washington DC Cast
Scar – Patrick R. Brown
Mufasa – Gerald Ramsey 
Rafiki – Tshidi Manye
Zazu – Drew Hirshfield
Timon – Nick Cordileone
Simba – Aaron Nelson
Pumbaa – Ben Lipitz
Nala – Syndee Winters
Banzai – Keith Bennett
Shenzi – Tiffany Denise Hobbs
Ed (u/s Zazu, Pumbaa, & Timon) – Robbie Swift
Young Simba at certain performances – Jamaal (JJ) Batteast
Young Simba at certain performances – Tre Jones
Young Nala at certain performances – Mikari Tarpley
Young Nala at certain performances – Alexandra Underwood
Swing/Understudy Banzai & Ed – Andrew Arrington
Ensemble – Taprena Michelle Augustine
Ensemble – Raymond Baynard
Ensemble – Kyle R. Banks
Swing – Kalilah Black
Izell O. Blunt – Swing/Dance Captain
Russell Joel Brown – Ensemble/Understudy Mufasa
Ensemble – Amyia Burrell
Ensemble – Thembelihle Cele
Ensemble – Leroy Church
Ensemble – Erynn Marie Dickerson
Ensemble/Understudy Rafiki – Mukelisiwe Goba
Tony Freeman – Standby Pumbaa, Scar,Timon & Zazu
Ensemble – Yael Pineda- Hall
Swing – Deidrea Halley
Standby Scar & Pumbaa – Michael Hollick
Ensemble/understudy Simba – William James, Jr.
Ensemble – J.E. Johnson
Swing – Mykal D. Laury II
Ensemble/Understudy Simba – Roderick Lawrence
Ensemble – Farah Lopez
Ensemble/Understudy Banzai – Tonoccus McClain
Ensemble – Amber Mayberry
Ensemble – Aisha Mitchell
Swing/Dance Captain – Kendra Moore
Ensemble – Selena Moshell
Ensemble/Understudy Simba & Ed – Rob Parks
Ensemble – Sihle Ngema
Ensemble – Lilli-Anne Parks
Ensemble – Kevin Petite
Ensemble/Understudy Nala, Shenzi & Sarabi – Maurica Roland
Ensemble/Understudy Banzai – John Sloan III
Ensemble/Understudy Mufasa – Vusi Sondiyazi
Sarabi/Ensemble – Tryphena Wade
Ensemble – Derrick Spear
Swing/Understudy Mufasa – Frank Wright II

Music – Elton John
Lyrics – Tim Rice
Book – Roger Allers & Irene Mecchi
Director, Costume Design, Mask/Puppet Co-Design, Additional Lyrics – Julie Taymor
Choreographer – Garth Fagan
Scenic Design – Richard Hudson



Address: 2700 F Street Northwest Washington, DC 20566
Kennedy Center Opera House Capacity: 2294