The Lion King

Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30pm
Sunday Evenings at 6:30pm   
Saturday matinees at 2:00pm   
Sunday matinees at 1:00pm

  • 2 hours, 30 minutes with intermission
  • Detroit Opera House

Special Notes:

The Lion King is recommended for ages 6 and older. We advise parents of young children to consider the nature of Broadway productions, some of which may be more than 2 hours in length, when choosing to bring them to this event.

SPECIAL Open Captioned performance on Sunday, February 12 at 6:30pm.

Giraffes strut.  Birds swoop.  Gazelles leap.  The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before.  And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s THE LION KING, making its triumphant return to the Detroit Opera House!

More than 80 million people around the world have experienced the awe-inspiring visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the uniquely theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular – one of the most breathtaking and beloved productions ever to grace the stage.

Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, THE LION KING brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway.  Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals.  THE LION KING also features the extraordinary work of Tony Award®-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.

There is simply nothing else like THE LION KING.



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Mark Campbell 
Gerald Ramsey 
Buyi Zama 
Nick Cordileone 
Drew Hirshfield 
Ben Lipitz 
Dashaun Young 
Nia Holloway 
Keith Bennett 
Tiffany Denise Hobbs 
Robbie Swift 
(Ed/Understudy Pumbaa, Timon & Zazu) 
Grier Burke 
(Young Nala at Certain Performances)
Meilani Cisneros 
(Young Nala at Certain Performances) 
BJ Covington 
(Young Simba at Certain Performances)
Savanna Fleisher 
(Young Nala at Certain Performances)
Devin Graves
(Young Simba at Certain Performances)
Jordan Williams 
(Young Simba at Certain Performances)
Sandy Alvarez 
Andrew Arrington 
(Swing/Understudy Banzai and Ed)
Izell O. Blunt 
(Swing/Dance Captain/ Understudy Banzai)
Russell Joel Brown 
(Ensemble/Understudy Mufasa)
Amyia Burrell 
Thembelihle Cele 
(Ensemble/Understudy Nala & Rafiki)
Gabriel Croom 
Erynn Marie Dickerson 
Tony Freeman 
(Standby for Scar, Zazu, Timon and Pumbaa) 
Mukelisiwe Goba 
(Ensemble/Understudy Rafiki) 
Deidrea Halley 
Jalen Harris 
(Ensemble/Understudy Simba)
Michael Hollick 
(Standby Ed, Scar and Pumbaa)
William James, Jr. 
(Ensemble/Understudy Ed & Simba)
Amber Mayberry 
Aisha Mithcell 
Christopher L. McKenzie, Jr. 
Matthew S. Morgan 
(Swing/Understudy Banzai, Ed & Simba) 
Selena Moshell 
Aaron Nelson 
(Ensemble/Understudy Simba)
Sihle Ngema 
Theresa Nguyen 
(Swing/Dance Captain)
Phylicia Pearl 
(Swing/Understudy Shenzi)
Kevin Petite 
Joseph Rivera 
Devin L. Roberts 
Mpume Sikakane 
(Ensemble/Understudy Rafiki) 
Sadé Simmons 
John Sloan III
(Ensemble/Understudy Banzai)
Vusi Sondiyazi 
(Ensemble/Understudy Mufasa)
Yemie Sonuga 
(Ensemble/Understudy Shenzi)
Derrick Spear 
Sophia Stephens 
(Sarabi/Understudy Shenzi & Nala) 
Jennifer Theriot 
(Ensemble/Understudy Nala and Sarabi)
Courtney Thomas 
Thom Christopher Warren 
(Standby Pumbaa, Scar, Timon & Zazu)
Krystal Worrell 
(Swing/Understudy Sarabi & Shenzi) 
Frank Wright II
(Swing/Understudy Mufasa)


Creative Team:

Julie Taymor 
(Director, Costume Design, Mask/Puppet Co-Design, Additional Lyrics) 
Elton John 
Tim Rice 
Lebo O 
(Additional Music and Lyrics, Additional Vocal Score, Vocal Arrangements, Choral Director) 
Mark Mancina 
(Additional Music and Lyrics, Music Produced For the Stage, Additional Score)
Roger Allers 
Irene Mecchi 
Garth Fagan 
Richard Hudson 
(Scenic Design) 
Donald Holder 
(Lighting Design) 
Michael Curry 
(Mask and Puppet Codesign) 
Michael Ward 
(Hair and Makeup Design) 
Steve Canyon Kennedy 
(Sound Design) 
Hans Zimmer 
(Additional Music and Lyrics) 
Jay Rifkin 
(Additional Music and Lyrics)
John Stefaniuk 
(Associate Director)
Marey Griffith 
Associate Choreographer)
Clement Ishmael 
(Music Supervisor) 
David Benken 
(Technical Director) 
Robert Elhai 
(Associate Music Producer, Orchestrator)
David Metzger 
Michael Keller 
(Music Coordinator) 
Jamie Schmidt 
(Music Director/Conductor)
Christoph Buskies 
(Electronic Music Programming)
Dodd Loomis 
(Resident Director)
Geoff Myers 
(Resident Dance Supervisor) 
M. William Shiner 
(Production Stage Manager)
Beth Bornstein 
(Stage Manager)
Brian Hasal 
(Assistant Stage Manager) 
Michael G. Morales 
(Assistant Stage Manager)
Lynn R. Camilo 
(Advance Stage Manager)
Binder Casting/Mark Brandon, CSA 
Chris Montan 
(Executive Music Producer) 
Disney Theatrical Productions


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