Jelani Remy

Jelani Remy Returns to The Lion King on Broadway

He’s back in the Pride Lands! The Lion King will welcome Jelani Remy back to the Broadway production in the role of Simba beginning Tuesday, July 26, 2022. Brandon A. McCall is on a leave of absence and is scheduled to return Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

Remy previously appeared in The Lion King in Las Vegas, on the North American tour and on Broadway. Remy was last seen on Broadway playing the role of Eddie Kendricks in Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations.

Jelani Remy in The Lion King. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Jelani Remy in The Lion King. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Approaching 25 landmark years on Broadway, The Lion King continues ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world. Since its premiere on November 13, 1997, 25 global productions have been seen by nearly 110 million people. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher), The Lion King has made theatrical history with two productions worldwide running 15 or more years and four others running 20 or more years. In the history of Broadway, only two productions have run longer.

Experience the stunning artistry, unforgettable music and exhilarating choreography of this musical theater phenomenon – one of the most awe-inspiring productions ever brought to life on stage. A remarkable tale of hope and adventure, The Lion King has found its way into the hearts of millions. As The New York Times says, “There is simply nothing else like it.”

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