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He is ecstatic to be making his Broadway debut as Iago in Aladdin on Broadway! He originated the role of Iago at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, his hometown. He attained his BFA from Cornish College of the Arts. Much love and many thanks to his family, especially his wife Kate. (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Off-Center Revival, 2019
Soldier/Driver
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Iago

Don Darryl Rivera Biography

He is ecstatic to be making his Broadway debut as Iago in Aladdin on Broadway! He originated the role of Iago at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, his hometown. He attained his BFA from Cornish College of the Arts. Much love and many thanks to his family, especially his wife Kate.





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Sonya Balsara Joins ALADDIN as Jasmine Beginning This Month Photo Sonya Balsara Joins ALADDIN as Jasmine Beginning This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jan 5, 2023

Disney’s hit musical Aladdin will welcome Sonya Balsara to the company as Jasmine beginning Thursday, January 19. Aladdin marks Balsara’s Broadway debut, though she played the role on Broadway for several weeks last fall. 

Photos: The Stars Arrive at Opening Night of INTO THE WOODS Photo Photos: The Stars Arrive at Opening Night of INTO THE WOODS
by Bruce Glikas - Jul 12, 2022

The star-studded New York City Center Encores! production of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's beloved musical, Into the Woods, officially opened on Broadway at the St. James Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos of all of the stars on the red carpet here!

VIDEO: ALADDIN Pays Tribute to Original 'Iago' Gilbert Gottfried Photo VIDEO: ALADDIN Pays Tribute to Original 'Iago' Gilbert Gottfried
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 12, 2022

Tonight, the company of Aladdin on Broadway took a moment at their curtain call to remember comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried, whom Disney fans fondly remember as the voice of Jafar's sidekick, Iago, in the animated film.

WATCH: ALADDIN on Broadway Surprises Audience Member With Vacation Giveaway Photo WATCH: ALADDIN on Broadway Surprises Audience Member With Vacation Giveaway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2022

Michael James Scott¬†(Genie) surprised a lucky guest ‚Äď the 888th¬†ticketholder scanned at the theatre that afternoon ‚Äď with a cruise¬†aboard Disney Cruise Line‚Äôs newest ship, the¬†Disney Wish. The giveaway was announced during curtain call in front of the sold-out audience.

ALADDIN to Celebrate 8th Anniversary on Broadway This Sunday Photo ALADDIN to Celebrate 8th Anniversary on Broadway This Sunday
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2022

Aladdin, the hit musical based on the Academy Award¬ģ-winning animated film, will celebrate its 8th¬†anniversary on Broadway this Sunday, March 20, 2022. The hit musical opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre to critical acclaim on March 20, 2014 and quickly established itself as one of the biggest new blockbusters in recent years.

Photos: Jonathan Freeman Takes Final Bows In ALADDIN Photo Photos: Jonathan Freeman Takes Final Bows In ALADDIN
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 24, 2022

Tony Award nominee and original Broadway cast member Jonathan Freeman played his final performance as Jafar in Disney’s hit musical Aladdin on Sunday, January 23, 2022. Fellow original Broadway cast member Dennis Stowe will assume the role beginning Tuesday, January 25.  

Dennis Stowe Will Play Jafar in ALADDIN From January 25 Photo Dennis Stowe Will Play Jafar in ALADDIN From January 25
by Stephi Wild - Jan 13, 2022

Tony Award¬ģ nominee and original Broadway cast member Jonathan Freeman will play his final performance as Jafar in Disney‚Äôs hit musical Aladdin on Sunday, January 23, 2022. Current Jafar/Sultan standby and fellow original Broadway cast member Dennis Stowe will assume the role beginning Tuesday, January 25.¬†

ESTELLA SCROOGE & More Announced for Broadway On Demand Holiday Programming Photo ESTELLA SCROOGE & More Announced for Broadway On Demand Holiday Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 7, 2021

Broadway On Demand has announced its 2021 Holiday Programming. The lineup includes Jonathan Rockefeller’s Paddington Saves Christmas, The Great Christmas Bake Off, Estella Scrooge and star Tony Award Winner Danny Burstein, Tony Award Nominee Carolee Carmello, Tony Award Winner James Monroe Iglehart, Telly Leung, Ann Harada and more!

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of ALADDIN Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA Photo VIDEO: Watch the Cast of ALADDIN Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Nov 24, 2021

This morning, Good Morning America shared the first-ever televised broadcast of the magic carpet flight during 'A Whole New World' in Aladdin, featuring new cast members Michael Maliakel as Aladdin and Shoba Narayan as Jasmine. They were then joined by Michael James Scott as the Genie, who led the cast into Times Square to perform 'Friend Like Me'.

ALADDIN Cancels Additional Broadway Performances Through October 10th Due to Addition Photo ALADDIN Cancels Additional Broadway Performances Through October 10th Due to Additional Covid-19 Cases
by Robert Diamond - Oct 1, 2021

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Aladdin has canceled performances for Friday, October 1st through Sunday, October 10th. Their next planned performance is Tuesday, October 12th at 7pm.

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WATCH: ALADDIN on Broadway Surprises Audience Member With Vacation Giveaway Videoplay
WATCH: ALADDIN on Broadway Surprises Audience Member With Vacation Giveaway

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2022

Michael James Scott¬†(Genie) surprised a lucky guest ‚Äď the 888th¬†ticketholder scanned at the theatre that afternoon ‚Äď with a cruise¬†aboard Disney Cruise Line‚Äôs newest ship, the¬†Disney Wish. The giveaway was announced during curtain call in front of the sold-out audience.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of ALADDIN Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Cast of ALADDIN Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA

by Michael Major - Nov 24, 2021

This morning, Good Morning America shared the first-ever televised broadcast of the magic carpet flight during 'A Whole New World' in Aladdin, featuring new cast members Michael Maliakel as Aladdin and Shoba Narayan as Jasmine. They were then joined by Michael James Scott as the Genie, who led the cast into Times Square to perform 'Friend Like Me'.

VIDEO: Go Inside ALADDIN's Magical Re-Opening Night! Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside ALADDIN's Magical Re-Opening Night!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 29, 2021

The New Amsterdam Theatre was shining, shimmering, splendid once again last night as Disney's smash hit musical comedy Aladdin returned to Broadway, following the unprecedented 18-month shutdown of the theater industry.

VIDEO: What's the Best Disney Song to Describe Quarantine? The Stars of THE LION KING Videoplay
VIDEO: What's the Best Disney Song to Describe Quarantine? The Stars of THE LION KING and ALADDIN Answer!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 14, 2021

We asked the stars of Disney on Broadway's The Lion King and Aladdin which Disney song best describes their quarantine experience. Check out their responses!

VIDEO: ALADDIN Cast Reunites for First Day Back in Rehearsals Videoplay
VIDEO: ALADDIN Cast Reunites for First Day Back in Rehearsals

by Stage Tube - Sep 1, 2021

The Broadway cast of Aladdin began rehearsals this week for the company’s reopening later this month. As previously announced, Aladdin will resume performances on Tuesday, September 28 at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

VIDEO: Disney on Broadway Stars Align Onstage at the New Amsterdam Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: Disney on Broadway Stars Align Onstage at the New Amsterdam Theatre

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 22, 2021

Broadway has been dark for well over a year, but the circle of life will go on! The Lion King and Aladdin will return to Broadway this fall and both companies will welcome back nearly all of the cast members who were performing when Broadway shut down last March, along with exciting fresh faces, including new actors in the starring roles of Simba in The Lion King and Aladdin and Jasmine in Aladdin.

BWW Exclusive: Watch a Sneak Peek of Ann Harada, Telly Leung, James Monroe Iglehart & Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Watch a Sneak Peek of Ann Harada, Telly Leung, James Monroe Iglehart & More in THE NICE LIST- Airs December 1

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 16, 2020

Niceness makes the world-go-round and The Nice List gives us a jingletastic look inside Santa‚Äôs workshop as he puts his elves in charge of Christmas while he checks in on his mall ‚Äúambassadors.‚ÄĚ The elves set out to show they are up to the task but find themselves in over their candy canes until Santa returns and puts everything in order just in time for the big Holiday.

BWW Exclusive: Ann Harada, Telly Leung, James Monroe Iglehart & More Will Star in THE Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Ann Harada, Telly Leung, James Monroe Iglehart & More Will Star in THE NICE LIST

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 26, 2020

This Christmas, Broadway artists are coming together virtually, with you, to prove we don't have to be together TO BE TOGETHER.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Gavin Lee, Sierra Boggess & More in MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Gavin Lee, Sierra Boggess & More in MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL Benefit Concert

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 19, 2019

Earlier this week, The Actors Fund in association with Universal Theatrical Group and Margaret Styne presented a one-night only concert¬†of the holiday classic Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol. The evening was directed by Carl Andress with choreography by Nathan Peck, based on original choreography by Marcos Santana. Grammy Award¬ģ and Emmy Award¬ģ-winner John McDaniel wrote new orchestrations for the score and served at the evening's music director, conducting a 28 piece on stage orchestra.

BWW TV: Check Out Highlights from the Latest Encores! Endeavor PROMENADE Videoplay
BWW TV: Check Out Highlights from the Latest Encores! Endeavor PROMENADE

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 10, 2019

Next up in the Encores! Off-Center season is Promenade (July 10 & 11) as part of New York City Center's 75th Anniversary Season.


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