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Darian Sanders BIO

Darian is a singer, songwriter, performer from Kentucky. Husband to Jessica and father to Titus, he has recently made his debut into the musical theatre scene performing with The National Tour of The Lion King. Even with the recent entry into one of his loves and passions, before taking the equity Broadway casting, he had been selected to perform some monumental roles in regional theatres: Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Seaweed in Hairspray, Curtis in Dream Girls and many others. Currently, Darian leads worship around the country, and is working on his first original EP planning to be released in 2021!

Darian Sanders STAGE CREDITS

[US Tour]
National Tour, 2002
Simba [Replacement]

Simba [Replacement]


Darian Sanders News


Christy Altomare, Joe Serafini & Darian Sanders To Star In LOVE BROADWAY 2024

Enjoy an evening of musical theatre with Christy Altomare, Joe Serafini, and Darian Sanders at LOVE BROADWAY 2024 in Lexington, KY. This benefit concert supports local arts programs and showcases local talent. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Review: THE LION KING National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center

Based on Disney’s 1994 animated film musical of the same name, The Lion King tells the story of Simba, a young lion who is supposed to succeed his father, Mufasa, as King of Pride Rock. But when Simba's uncle, Scar, kills Mufasa, Simba runs away from home after being tricked into thinking that he was responsible. As he comes of age, Simba learns some valuable perspective to go back and take his rightful place as King.
THE LION KING Tour Celebrates 22nd Anniversary in Minneapolis This Weekend

The North American tour of Disney's The Lion King will celebrate its 22nd anniversary on Saturday, April 27 in Minneapolis. The Lion King has returned to Minneapolis' historic Orpheum Theatre, where the Tony Award-winning Best Musical played its pre-Broadway run in 1997, and where the touring production is currently entertaining capacity houses through Sunday, April 28. 
THE LION KING North American Tour to Celebrate 22nd Anniversary

The North American tour of Disney's The Lion King will celebrate its 22nd anniversary on Saturday, April 27 in Minneapolis. Learn more about the show!
Cast Set For Disney's THE LION KING at DPAC

Casting has been announced for the DPAC engagement of Disney's The Lion King.
Review: THE LION KING at Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis

What did our critic think of THE LION KING at Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis? Giraffes gracefully strut, birds elegantly swoop, and gazelles leap with grace. The enchanting spectacle of the Serengeti unfolds before your eyes, as the majestic Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is the captivating return of Disney’s The Lion King at the Orpheum Theatre!
Review: Disney's THE LION KING Rules Once More at OC's Segerstrom Center

Now in its 27th year, Disney's game-changing, Tony Award-winning global megahit THE LION KING has once again taken over OC's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa for another month of performances that continues through February 25, 2024. Even today, the show still manages to elicit genuine wonder and awe for kids and adults alike.
ITheatrics And Junior Theater Group Celebrate Record-Breaking Junior Theater Festival Atlanta

iTheatrics and Junior Theater Group are celebrating a record-breaking Junior Theater Festival Atlanta.
Casting Announced For Disney's THE LION KING At Segerstrom Center For The Arts

Casting has been announced for Disney's The Lion King at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Get the details on the upcoming production.
DISNEY'S THE LION KING To Play Return Engagement At Popejoy Hall, November 5

Casting announced for Disney's The Lion King at Popejoy. Get all the details on the upcoming production.
THE LION KING North American Tour to Welcome Back Mukelisiwe Goba as 'Rafiki'

Get the latest news on Disney's The Lion King North American Tour as Mukelisiwe Goba makes a triumphant return as 'Rafiki'. Find out all the details and dates for this highly anticipated production.
Disney's THE LION KING Begins Its Reign At Proctors In Two Weeks

Casting has been announced for the Schenectady engagement of Disney's The Lion King. Schenectady's most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the MainStage at Proctors from Wednesday, August 2 to Sunday, August 13. The press opening night is Thursday, August 3 at 8 p.m.
Review: THE LION KING at The Kennedy Center

What did our critic think of THE LION KING AT THE KENNEDY CENTER at Opera House At The Kennedy Center?
THE LION KING to Return to Philadelphia for 4-Week Summer Engagement

Disney Theatrical Productions, along with the Kimmel Cultural Campus and The Shubert Organization, is celebrating the eagerly-awaited return engagement of Disney's The Lion King for a 4-week summer engagement at the Academy of Music on the Kimmel Cultural Campus.
THE LION KING North American Tour to Welcome Back Syndee Winters as 'Nala'

The North American tour of Disney’s The Lion King will welcome back Syndee Winters as “Nala” from August 22 through October 29, 2023. Learn how to purchase tickets to The Lion King!
THE LION KING Returns To Madison at Overture Center in May

Disney's The Lion King returns to Madison for the first time since May 2016 with a three-week return engagement at Overture Center for the Arts beginning Thursday, May 11 and playing through Sunday, May 28.
Review: THE LION KING at Des Moines Performing Arts

September 14, 2021, is a day I will never forget.  After an 18-month break due to Covid, Broadway reopened.  Something special happened that morning.  On Good Morning America, there was a special performance from 'The Lion King' that had the cast in places around New York City, awakening the city and Broadway, leading to the cast gathering in Time Square, all during a performance of the opening song 'Circle of Life.' After an eight-year break in Des Moines, you can finally experience the breathtaking opening of 'The Lion King' again during its multi-week run at Des Moines Performing Arts.  Iowa is happy to have the show back again if the audience is any indication.
Jennifer Simard, Bianca Marroquín, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work.
THE LION KING Comes to Toledo Next Month

The American Theatre Guild is thrilled to present the Toledo engagement of Disney’s The Lion King as a part of the 22–23 BROADWAY IN TOLEDO SERIES. Toledo’s most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the Stranahan Theater stage from Wednesday, April 19 to Sunday, May 7. The press opening night is Thursday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. 
Review: Disney's THE LION KING Wows at the Hollywood Pantages

From the moment Rafiki (Gugwana Dlamini) Shaman of the Pride Lands, heralded her recognizably famous opening note, the audience was uproarious.  Even as long as it’s been around, THE LION KING is still a wonder to behold. 

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