Photo Flash: Casts of FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Unite to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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During Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM), Disney on Broadway is putting the spotlight on the Asian American and Pacific Islander cast members of its hit musicals THE LION KING, ALADDIN, and FROZEN.

AAPI cast and crew members gathered for a special portrait session with New York-based photographer Mary Kang. Disney on Broadway's AAPI company members include Darcy Chen, Rosie Lani Fiedelman, Pia Hamilton, Suri Marrero, and Kellen Stancil from THE LION KING; Arielle Jacobs, Bobby Pestka, Don Darryl Rivera, and Angelo Soriano from ALADDIN; and Alyssa Fox, Ann Sanders, and Adam Jepsen from FROZEN.

Disney Theatrical Productions honors the positive impact and contributions AAPI cast and crew members have had on their ten Broadway productions.Click here for more information about Disney's 25 years on Broadway.


Disney Theatrical Productions, a division of The Walt Disney Studios, was formed in 1994 and operates under the direction of Thomas Schumacher. Worldwide, its 10 Broadway titles have been seen by over 160 million theatergoers and have been nominated for 60 Tony® Awards, winning Broadway's highest honor 20 times. With more than 20 productions currently produced or licensed, a Disney musical is being performed professionally somewhere on the planet virtually every hour of the day.

The company's inaugural production, Beauty and the Beast, opened in 1994. It played a remarkable 13 year run on Broadway and has been produced in 37 countries worldwide.

In November 1997, Disney opened The Lion King, which received six 1998 Tony Awards including Best Musical. After 21 landmark years on Broadway, it has welcomed more than 95 million visitors worldwide to date, and can currently be seen in nine productions worldwide. Having played 20 countries on every continent except Antarctica, The Lion King's worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history.

Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida opened on Broadway next, winning four 2000 Tony Awards. It was followed by Mary Poppins, a co-production with Cameron Mackintosh, which opened in London in 2004 and went on to enjoy a six year Tony-winning Broadway run.

Tarzan®, which opened on Broadway in 2006, went on to become an international hit with an award-winning production enjoying a 10-year run in Germany. In January 2008, The Little Mermaid opened on Broadway and was the #1-selling new musical of that year.

Disney Theatrical Productions opened two critically acclaimed productions on Broadway in 2012, receiving seven Tony Awards between them: Peter and the Starcatcher and Newsies, each of which enjoyed a two-year run with the latter launching a two-year North American tour and a record-breaking Fathom Events' in-cinema release.

Aladdin, Disney Theatrical's 2014 hit, continues selling out on Broadway and has launched five additional productions around the globe and has been seen by more than 10 million guests. Its newest hit, the 2018 Tony-nominated Best Musical Frozen, continues setting records in its Broadway run with future productions set to open in Australia, London, Germany and on tour across North America.

Other successful stage ventures have included the Olivier-nominated London hit Shakespeare in Love, stage productions of Disney's High School Musical,Der Glöckner Von Notre Dame in Berlin, and King David in concert. DTP has collaborated with the country's leading regional theatres to develop new stage musicals including The Jungle Book, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Freaky Friday.

Photo Credit: Mary Kang

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Photo Flash: Casts of FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Unite to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
THE LION KING's Rosie Lani Fiedelman

Photo Flash: Casts of FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Unite to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
THE LION KING's Pia Hamilton

Photo Flash: Casts of FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Unite to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
THE LION KING's Pia Hamilton

Photo Flash: Casts of FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Unite to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
THE LION KING's Kellen Stancil

Photo Flash: Casts of FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Unite to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
THE LION KING's Suri Marrero

Photo Flash: Casts of FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Unite to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
THE LION KING's Shannon Darcy Chen, Kellen Stancil, Rosie Lani Fiedelman, Suri Marrero, Pia Hamilton

Photo Flash: Casts of FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Unite to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
THE LION KING's Shannon Darcy Chen, Kellen Stancil, Rosie Lani Fiedelman, Suri Marrero, Pia Hamilton

Photo Flash: Casts of FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Unite to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
THE LION KING's Shannon Darcy Chen

Photo Flash: Casts of FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Unite to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
THE LION KING's Rosie Lani Fiedelman

Photo Flash: Casts of FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Unite to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
FROZEN's Adam Jepsen, Alyssa Fox, and Ann Sanders

Photo Flash: Casts of FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Unite to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
FROZEN's Alyssa Fox

Photo Flash: Casts of FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Unite to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
FROZEN's Alyssa Fox

Photo Flash: Casts of FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Unite to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
FROZEN's Adam Jepsen, Alyssa Fox, and Ann Sanders

Photo Flash: Casts of FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Unite to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
FROZEN's Adam Jepsen

Photo Flash: Casts of FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Unite to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
FROZEN's Ann Sanders

Photo Flash: Casts of FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Unite to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
FROZEN's Ann Sanders

Photo Flash: Casts of FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Unite to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
ALADDIN's Don Darryl Rivera

Photo Flash: Casts of FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Unite to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
ALADDIN's Bobby Pestka, Don Darryl Rivera, Angelo Soriano, Arielle Jacobs

Photo Flash: Casts of FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Unite to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
ALADDIN's Bobby Pestka, Arielle Jacobs, Angelo Soriano, Don Darryl Rivera

Photo Flash: Casts of FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Unite to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
ALADDIN's Bobby Pestka

Photo Flash: Casts of FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Unite to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
ALADDIN's Arielle Jacobs

Photo Flash: Casts of FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Unite to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
ALADDIN's Arielle Jacobs

Photo Flash: Casts of FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Unite to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
ALADDIN's Angelo Soriano



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