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Mark Mancina

 
Bio:
A Tony® nominee and multi-platinum, three-time Grammy Award®-winning composer, he was an obvious choice to produce the music for the stage production of The Lion King, having arranged and produced songs for the blockbuster animated feature film, for which he received both Grammy and American Music ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
A Tony® nominee and multi-platinum, three-time Grammy Award®-winning composer, he was an obvious choice to produce the music for the stage production of The Lion King, having arranged and produced songs for the blockbuster animated feature film, for which he received both Grammy and American Music ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2021]
Music Producer
Composer
 
[US Tour, 2002]
Composer
Lyricist
Music Producer
Composer
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Music Producer
Composer

Writing

Composer & Lyricist
Composer
Lyricist

 

Stage

Productions

[West End, 2021]
Music Producer

Composer

[US Tour, 2002]
Composer

Lyricist

Music Producer

Composer

[Broadway, 1997]
Music Producer

Composer

Writing
Composer & Lyricist
Composer
Lyricist

Mark Mancina Biography

A Tony® nominee and multi-platinum, three-time Grammy Award®-winning composer, he was an obvious choice to produce the music for the stage production of The Lion King, having arranged and produced songs for the blockbuster animated feature film, for which he received both Grammy and American Music awards in 1994. The film also spawned the hit album Rhythm of the Pride Lands, for which Mr. Mancina co-wrote, arranged and produced three tracks, including "He Lives in You" and "Shadowland," which are featured in the stage production. Ranked among the upper echelons of film composers, his credits include mega-hits Training Day, Speed, Twister, Bad Boys, Tarzan and Brother Bear among many others. Current feature films include August Rush, Camille and Shooter.

Mark Mancina Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Mark Mancina, The Lion King

Mark Mancina News

Review: THE LION KING at Broadway San Jose Photo Review: THE LION KING at Broadway San Jose
by Linda Hodges - Aug 5, 2022

What did our critic think of THE LION KING at Broadway San Jose?

EL REY LEĂ"N regresa hoy al Lope de Vega Photo EL REY LEĂ"N regresa hoy al Lope de Vega
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jul 28, 2022

Después de una breve pausa, el musical Disney por excelencia vuelve a levantar el telón en su temporada 12.

THE LION KING Welcomes Back Jelani Remy as Simba Beginning Tonight Photo THE LION KING Welcomes Back Jelani Remy as Simba Beginning Tonight
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2022

The Lion King will welcome Jelani Remy back to the Broadway production in the role of Simba beginning tonight, Tuesday, July 26, 2022. Brandon A. McCall is on a leave of absence and is scheduled to return Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

LISTEN: Netflix's THE SEA BEAST Releases Original Sea Shanty Track Photo LISTEN: Netflix's THE SEA BEAST Releases Original Sea Shanty Track
by Michael Major - Jun 30, 2022

With original lyrics by the acclaimed songwriting duo of Nell Benjamin and Laurence O’Keefe (Legally Blonde: The Musical, Mean Girls), “Captain Crow” is an exuberant track written in the style of a Celtic sea shanty to accompany the onscreen story of seafaring monster hunters. Pre-order the new soundtrack now!

Disney's THE LION KING Will Debut in the Middle East This November Photo Disney's THE LION KING Will Debut in the Middle East This November
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022

Marking its 25-year anniversary, the world-famous, award-winning musical is set for a historical 4-week run in the UAE capital from November 16 to December 10 at Yas Island's Etihad Arena.

MAMMA MIA!, FROZEN JR. & More Top the List of School Theatre's Most Popular Plays & M Photo MAMMA MIA!, FROZEN JR. & More Top the List of School Theatre's Most Popular Plays & Musicals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022

See the latest results according to the Educational Theatre Association’s annual play survey to see ALL of the most popular plays and musicals done in school theaters around the country during the 2021-2022 school year.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

THE LION KING Extends Season at Manchester Palace Theatre Photo THE LION KING Extends Season at Manchester Palace Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2022

The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland and Manchester Theatres have announced on sale dates for a seven week extension of the musical THE LION KING, opening at the Palace Theatre later this year.

Pearl Khwezi to Assume the Role of Nala in THE LION KING Beginning Tonight Photo Pearl Khwezi to Assume the Role of Nala in THE LION KING Beginning Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

The Lion King has announced that Pearl Khwezi will assume the role of Nala in the Broadway production beginning tonight, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Adrienne Walker played her final performance last month.

Theatre Tulsa Academy Presents MOANA JR. This Month Photo Theatre Tulsa Academy Presents MOANA JR. This Month
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022

Theatre Tulsa Academy will continue its 2022 education program with a full production of “Moana Jr.”. 

Mark Mancina Videos

VIDEO: Watch Patti LuPone, Zachary Levi, Anika Noni Rose and More in SOUNDTRACK OF OU VideoVIDEO: Watch Patti LuPone, Zachary Levi, Anika Noni Rose and More in SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES Benefit
by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2020

Members of the Film & TV Music community, made up of composers, songwriters, music editors, music supervisors, studio executives and more, contributed their talents to SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES: A CELEBRATION FOR THE FILM & TV MUSIC COMMUNITY, an online benefit event for MusiCares® COVID-19 Relief Fund. 

BWW TV: THE LION KING Tour Castmates Get Engaged On Stage! VideoBWW TV: THE LION KING Tour Castmates Get Engaged On Stage!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 20, 2019

South African Lion King performer Nhlanhla Ndlovu surprised the entire cast of Disney's The Lion King and his girlfriend, fellow cast member Daniela Cobb, by proposing on stage last night at the Auditorium Theatre in Rochester, NY.

VIDEO: Get a Backstage Look at THE LION KING Bringing Its Giraffe To Life VideoVIDEO: Get a Backstage Look at THE LION KING Bringing Its Giraffe To Life
by Stage Tube - Aug 9, 2019

The smash hit musical The Lion King has been showing audiences the circle of life for a remarkable twenty-one years on Broadway, and now the show is giving us a look backstage at the productions' intricate giraffe puppet from the show's iconic opening number, Circle of Life. Head to the Pridelands with this video!

VIDEO: Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at THE LION KING VideoVIDEO: Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at THE LION KING
by Stage Tube - Jul 23, 2019

The smash hit musical The Lion King has been showing audiences the circle of life for a remarkable twenty-one years on Broadway, and now the show is giving Business Insider a look backstage at the productions' intricate puppets and set design. Head to the Pridelands with the full video!

VIDEO: THE LION KING Celebrates 100,000,000th Guest Worldwide With Multi-Lingual 'Cir VideoVIDEO: THE LION KING Celebrates 100,000,000th Guest Worldwide With Multi-Lingual 'Circle of Life' Music Video
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2019

The Lion King - the most successful title in musical theatre history - passes another historic milestone this week, welcoming its 100,000,000th guest worldwide. Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 25 productions have played in 100 cities around the world on every continent except Antarctica.

April 1 - THE LION KING Will Become First Musical to Play Seven Continents- Antarctic VideoApril 1 - THE LION KING Will Become First Musical to Play Seven Continents- Antarctic Production Will Open in 2019!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 31, 2018

For the first time, Disney's legendary stage musical, The Lion King, goes where no musical has gone before. The seventh continent. The Lion King has played on every continent except one. Opening on April 1st 2019, in a 2000 seat ice theatre, in Antarctica. Below, watch as the team behind Disney's The Lion King takes you behind the scenes as it plans its most challenging production ever. 

VIDEO: Elton John Surprises THE LION KING with Unannounced Performance of 'Circle of  VideoVIDEO: Elton John Surprises THE LION KING with Unannounced Performance of 'Circle of Life'
by Stage Tube - Nov 6, 2017

Elton John surprised the audience last night at the performance celebrating The Lion King's 20 years on Broadway.

VIDEO: On This Day, March 30- THE LION KING Plays 1,000 Broadway Performances
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2017

On this day in 2000, The Lion King,reached its 1,000th performance at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Based on the animated film of the same name,  the show opened on Broadway November 13, 1997 and won the 1998 Tony Award for Best Musical.

VIDEO: Teacher Uses 3D Printer to Create Masks for School Production of THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Teacher Ashley Ricart was recently featured on the YouTube series 'MatterHackers Minute' for using 3D printing in the classroom for a variety of subjects, including creating amazing masks for her school's production of The Lion King. Learn more in the video below!

VIDEO: Adorable 4-Year-Old Duets with Auli'i Cravalho on MOANA's 'How Far I'll Go'
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 28, 2017

After taking the Internet by storm, adorable 4-year-old Claire Crosby celebrates her love for Disney and MOANA by joining her dad Dave and the voice of 'Moana' herself, Auli'i Cravalho auliicravalho


Mark Mancina Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Mark Mancina written?
Mark Mancina has written 2 shows including The Lion King (Composer), August Rush (Composer & Lyricist).

What awards has Mark Mancina been nominated for?
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for The Lion King .