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Ray Mercer

 
Bio:
Broadway: The Lion King. Ray Mercer, an Omaha, NE, native, comes directly from The Lion King Cheetah tour. Danced with Deeply Rooted/Chicago and George Faison and has toured with Aretha Franklin. (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: The Lion King. Ray Mercer, an Omaha, NE, native, comes directly from The Lion King Cheetah tour. Danced with Deeply Rooted/Chicago and George Faison and has toured with Aretha Franklin. (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Ensemble [Replacement]
Ensemble [Replacement]

Ray Mercer Biography

Broadway: The Lion King. Ray Mercer, an Omaha, NE, native, comes directly from The Lion King Cheetah tour. Danced with Deeply Rooted/Chicago and George Faison and has toured with Aretha Franklin.





Ray Mercer News

Winners Announced For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards Photo Winners Announced For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards
by BWW Awards - Jan 18, 2023

The winners have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards, honoring the best in regional productions, touring shows, and more which had their first performance between October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.

PHILADANCO to Perform at the Hammer Theatre in February Photo PHILADANCO to Perform at the Hammer Theatre in February
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2023

Renowned for its vibrant and high-energy performances, The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) is set to bring down the house at Hammer Theatre Center with works from a diverse collection of multi-award-winning choreographers.

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by BWW - Dec 27, 2022

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards; Playhouse on Park Photo 12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards; Playhouse on Park Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 19, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards;  at Playhouse on Photo Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards; at Playhouse on Park Leads Best Ensemble Performance!
by BWW - Dec 12, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards; Playhouse on Photo Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards; Playhouse on Park Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 5, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards; Playhouse on Park's PI Photo First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards; Playhouse on Park's PIPPIN Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

PHILADELPHIA FALL ARTS FEST To Be Hosted By Kimmel Cultural Campus And The Philadelp Photo PHILADELPHIA FALL ARTS FEST To Be Hosted By Kimmel Cultural Campus And The Philadelphia Orchestra
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 7, 2022

The Kimmel Cultural Campus celebrates the kickoff of Philadelphia’s robust arts and cultural season with Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest, a day of FREE festival-style performances, the chance to interact with more than 50 arts organizations from across the region, and $20 tickets to a selection of over 100 events!

Kimmel Cultural Campus And The Philadelphia Orchestra Host Philadelphia Fall Arts Fes Photo Kimmel Cultural Campus And The Philadelphia Orchestra Host Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 30, 2022

The Kimmel Cultural Campus celebrates the kickoff of Philadelphia’s robust arts and cultural season with Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest, a day of FREE festival-style performances, the chance to interact with more than 50 arts organizations from across the region, and $20 tickets to a selection of over 100 events!

DANCE FOR LIFE Returns To Auditorium, August 13 Photo DANCE FOR LIFE Returns To Auditorium, August 13
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2022

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčChicago Dancers United (CDU), which supports the health and wellness of Chicago's professional dance community, presents seven companies and a world premiere finale for its 31st annual fundraiser, Dance for Life 2022.

Ray Mercer Videos

VIDEO: See How THE LION KING's Giraffe Is Brought To Life Videoplay
VIDEO: See How THE LION KING's Giraffe Is Brought To Life

by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2020

We're heading to the Pridelands to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Disney's smash hit musical The Lion King brings one of its animals, the giraffe, to life eight times a week with the help of four of the show's cast member, Ray Mercer. Check it out with the video!

VIDEO: R.Evolucion Latina Presents Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST Videoplay
VIDEO: R.Evolucion Latina Presents Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST

by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 27, 2019

R.Evolucion Latina's new vision of one of William Shakespeare's final plays, The Tempest opened last night at Pregones Theater.

VIDEO: Inside The Record-Breaking 2019 BROADWAY BARES: TAKE OFF Videoplay
VIDEO: Inside The Record-Breaking 2019 BROADWAY BARES: TAKE OFF

by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2019

A spectacular romp around the world with 192 of NYC's sexiest dancers and two wild and worldly standing-room-only audiences led to a sensational evening of record-breaking modern-day burlesque at Broadway Bares: Take Off.

STAGE TUBE: The Cast of THE LION KING's Powerful GYPSY OF THE YEAR Performance
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2016

At Gypsy of the Year 2016, cast members from The Lion King performed a moving spoken-word piece giving voice to those marginalized by the current political climate performed by cast members Lamar Baylor, Kimberly Marable, Matthew Morgan, Brenda O'Brien and L. Steven Taylor. 

BWW TV Exclusive: Ray Mercer Takes Us Inside Rehearsals for BC/EFA Benefit, PURE MOTION!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 27, 2016

A brilliant cast of dancers from Broadway's biggest hits and some of the most sought-after dance companies will bring to life Pure Motion, an evening of dances by emerging choreographer Ray Mercer. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the evening will feature cast members from Broadway's An American in Paris, The Lion King and Wicked as well as past and current dancers from Ailey II, Company XIV, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater and more.

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Celebrates 40th Anniversary of THE WIZ in Opening Number of GYPSY OF THE YEAR!
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2014

The 26th annual edition of Gypsy of the Year raised a record-breaking $5,229,611 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, thanks to six weeks of fundraising by 64 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies. The grand total was announced Tuesday, December 9, 2014, by special guests Hugh Jackman, Nathan Lane and Judith Light after two stellar performances of original dances, songs and skits by more than 200 'gypsies' from Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. The show's spirited opening number celebrated the 40th anniversary of The Wiz, one of the first large-scale, big-budget Broadway musicals to feature an all-black cast and winner of seven Tony Awards in 1975. Check out the full number below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch the Winning Numbers from GYPSY OF THE YEAR, Featuring the Casts of THE LION KING & PIPPIN!
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2014

The 26th annual edition of Gypsy of the Year raised a record-breaking $5,229,611 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, thanks to six weeks of fundraising by 64 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies. The grand total was announced Tuesday, December 9, 2014, by special guests Hugh Jackman, Nathan Lane and Judith Lightafter two stellar performances of original dances, songs and skits by more than 200 'gypsies' from Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. Below, we bring you the winning numbers from the casts of THE LION KING and PIPPIN!

STAGE TUBE: Blackwell, Bell, Vogel Create 'It Gets Better' Video For BC/EFA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 3, 2010

Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS, and Broadway Impact present Broadway's 'It Gets Better' video featuring 63 members of the New York theatrical community speaking to LGBTQ youth.


Ray Mercer Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ray Mercer been in?
Ray Mercer has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Ray Mercer been in?
Ray Mercer has not appeared in the West End