The 1998 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical features music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice and is known for its spectacular, oversized animal puppets.
Mufasa is the king at Pride Rock and his son, Simba, is destined to take over the throne after him, but when Mufasa’s brother Scar hatches a plan to kill them both, the kingdom is thrown into turmoil. Though Scar’s plan succeeds in deposing Mufasa, young Simba lives and grows up with his friends Timon and Pumbaa, a meerkat and a warthog, in the jungle. One day, Simba encounters an old friend, Nala, and she convinces him to return to Pride Rock to claim the throne that is rightfully his and lead the kingdom back to order and prosperity.
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PREVIEWS: Oct 15, 1997
OPENING: Nov 13, 1997
2 hours and 30 minutes (1 Intermission)
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Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Musical Score
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Samuel E. Wright
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Tsidii Le Loka
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Tsidii Le Loka
Outstanding Direction of a Musical
Outstanding Set Design of a Musical
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Lighting Design
Outstanding Sound Design
Outstanding Puppet Design
Outstanding New Musical
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Max Casella
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Geoff Hoyle