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Felipe Gamba is Director of International Production Strategy for DISNEY THEATRICAL GROUP, a division of The Walt Disney Studios. In this position, he is responsible for the group’s global licensed partnerships that deliver its theater productions around the world and for developing strategy for ... (read complete bio)
 

Felipe Gamba Biography

Felipe Gamba is Director of International Production Strategy for DISNEY THEATRICAL GROUP, a division of The Walt Disney Studios. In this position, he is responsible for the group’s global licensed partnerships that deliver its theater productions around the world and for developing strategy for international growth.

Born in Bogotá, Colombia, he started performing on stage and television at age 8, later forming his own theater company and serving as artistic director and producer. Felipe then moved to New York City in 1996 and graduated in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

After five years working as a Creative Development executive for Sony Pictures Television in Mexico and Russia, where he led the local language adaptation of hit TV series ‚ÄúUgly Betty‚ÄĚ (Yo Soy Betty, La Fea), he returned to New York City and to his roots in live theatre.

In 2003, he founded a producing organization devoted to building international partnerships among theatre artists, producers and performing arts organizations around the world. Projects included: FAUST, co-produced by BAM’s Next Wave Festival in NYC and Mexico’s Festival Cervantino; BAIT, a collaborative festival at PS122 that brought together contemporary theatre artists from Argentina and the United States; and VIA, designed to provide opportunities for Latin American theatre artists to market their work internationally within the frame of Bogotá’s Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro, a multidisciplinary event for which Felipe served as Artistic Advisor 1996-2010.

Felipe is thrilled to be a member of the Disney Theatrical team since 2010.





Felipe Gamba News

Disney's THE LION KING Opens Final Engagement With Middle East Debut Photo Disney's THE LION KING Opens Final Engagement With Middle East Debut
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2022

The curtain has risen on THE LION KING's Middle East debut, as the landmark musical event takes to the stage at Etihad Arena, Yas Island, with performances running until December 10. 

Broadway Musical FROZEN to Premiere in Singapore in 2023 Photo Broadway Musical FROZEN to Premiere in Singapore in 2023
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 16, 2022

The hit Broadway musical 'Frozen,' based on the Disney animated film and Hans Christian Andersen‚Äôs ‚ÄúThe Snow Queen,‚ÄĚ or more widely recognized for its anthem 'Let It Go,' makes its only stop in Southeast Asia, in Singapore, in 2023. Producer Disney Theatrical Productions and presenter Base Entertainment Asia have jointly announced this strictly limited engagement.

THE LION KING Makes its Thailand Premiere Photo THE LION KING Makes its Thailand Premiere
by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2019

The international tour of Disney's THE LION KING will make its Thailand premiere in Bangkok at Muangthai Rachadalai Theatre, promoted by BEC-Tero Scenario.

The World's #1 Musical Disney's THE LION KING Makes Final Stop In Korea Photo The World's #1 Musical Disney's THE LION KING Makes Final Stop In Korea
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 12, 2019

THE LION KING will open tonight in Busan at the Dream Theatre following record-breaking seasons in Seoul and Daegu. The excitement has been building for audiences from Busan and the surrounding cities for the landmark musical's arrival. For the very first time in this region of Korea, people can see a production of this scale and ticket sales have been unprecedented. The Busan season has already been extended to accommodate the huge demand, now closing on 26th May, which will be the final chance for Koreans to see the original Broadway production on home soil.

The International Tour Of THE LION KING Kicks Off The Korean Season Tonight! Photo The International Tour Of THE LION KING Kicks Off The Korean Season Tonight!
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 8, 2018

The international tour of THE LION KING enjoys its official Korean premiere tonight, Friday 9th November, at Daegu Keimyung Art Center.

BWW Interview: Tim Lucas Talks Behind-the-Scenes With THE LION KING Puppets Photo BWW Interview: Tim Lucas Talks Behind-the-Scenes With THE LION KING Puppets
by Janine Angela Martinez - Apr 17, 2018

Director Julie Taymor made the importance of having the animals, which play a big part in the story, represented through costumes, masks, and puppets when it was first being put to the stage in 1997. Taymor also devised a concept to theatrically represent the story and heart of show on stage with what she called the 'double event.' The double event is the representation of the animals through the costumes, puppets, and masks, but still having the human or the actor visible to the audience.

Photo Coverage: Sneak Peek at Disney's THE LION KING First International Tour Photo Photo Coverage: Sneak Peek at Disney's THE LION KING First International Tour
by Erickson Dela Cruz - Mar 27, 2018

Disney's 'The Lion King's' 25th global production and its first international tour since the original Broadway production opened more than 20 years ago officially premieres at The Theatre at Solaire (Entertainment City, 1 Aseana Ave, Para√Īaque City) tonight!

Photo Coverage: THE LION KING First International Tour Meets The Press Photo Photo Coverage: THE LION KING First International Tour Meets The Press
by John Angelo Sergio - Feb 8, 2018

Now in the thick of rehearsals, Disney's 'The Lion King's' 25th global production and its first international tour since the original Broadway production opened 20 years ago, met with the members of the press yesterday, February 8, at the Star Theater, CCP Complex.

LATIN AMERICA MEETS BROADWAY Set for Sheppard Mullin, 6/2
by Tyler Peterson - May 16, 2014

An experienced group of individuals from all sides of the world of producing, from NYC to Latin America have been invited as panelists to lead this discussion. Ken Davenport, (Broadway Producer), Felipe Gamba, (International Strategy Director, Disney Theatrical), Morris Gilbert, (Director of Theatre, OCESA), Carlos Arana, (Broadway Investor & Producer), Roberta Pereira, (Broadway/Off-Broadway Producer), Kelly Crabb, (Partner, Sheppard Mullin), Robert Darwell, (Partner, Sheppard Mullin) & Luis Salgado, (Actor & Producer), will share their producing and creative experiences in the Broadway circuit and international productions. As well as discuss the much-needed accounting, tax and law information necessary in order to put together a show.

Photo Coverage: Susan Stroman, John Tartaglia, et al. at StageWrite iPad App Launch
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 2, 2012

StageWrite just launched its new iPad App with lots of theatre veterans in attendance including:Susan Stroman, John Tartaglia, Sierra Boggess, Joshua Henry, Will Swenson, Scott Ellis, Felipe Gamba of Disney Theatricals, Lynn Ahrens/Stephen Flaherty - composer/lyricist team for 'Ragtime', Rebecca Luker, Danny Burstein, Robert Petkoff, Matt Cavenaugh, Jenny Powers, and many more.

Felipe Gamba Videos

STAGE TUBE: Presentación de Rafiki (El Rey León)
by Roberto Rodriguez - Mar 16, 2011

El pasado miércoles 2 de marzo el Presidente de Disney Teatrical Productions, Thomas Schumacher, y el Dir. de Producción Internacional de Disney, Felipe Gamba, presentaron en el Teatro Real de Madrid el musical El Rey León, que llegará al Lope de Vega el próximo mes de Octubre. Uno de sus personajes más emblemáticos es Rafiki, que en este vídeo nos muestra los cinco idiomas africanos que se hablan en la producción. Además Schumacher también explica por qué este musical debe hacerse en Madrid.