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Roger Allers

 
Bio:
Mr. Allers has been instrumental in shaping the structure and dialogue of many Disney animated features since 1988, including Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Oliver and Company, Rescuers Down Under, Prince and the Pauper and the computer-animated movie Tron. Prior to working with ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Mr. Allers has been instrumental in shaping the structure and dialogue of many Disney animated features since 1988, including Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Oliver and Company, Rescuers Down Under, Prince and the Pauper and the computer-animated movie Tron. Prior to working with ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[US Tour, 2002]
Bookwriter

Writing

Bookwriter

Roger Allers Biography

Mr. Allers has been instrumental in shaping the structure and dialogue of many Disney animated features since 1988, including Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Oliver and Company, Rescuers Down Under, Prince and the Pauper and the computer-animated movie Tron. Prior to working with Disney, he created animation on children's programs and features for studios in Boston, Toronto and Tokyo. He is currently developing an animated feature for Sony and a new stage musical with Irene Mecchi.

Roger Allers Awards and Nominations

 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1998 - Best Musical Gold Star
Roger Allers, The Lion King
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Book of a Musical
Roger Allers, The Lion King

Roger Allers News

DISNEY'S THE LION KING Single Tickets On-Sale This Friday At Stranahan Theater Photo DISNEY'S THE LION KING Single Tickets On-Sale This Friday At Stranahan Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 28, 2022

Tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney's The Lion King will go on sale to the public on Friday, December 2 at 10 a.m.

Kyle Richardson and More Join the Cast of THE LION KING UK and Ireland Tour Photo Kyle Richardson and More Join the Cast of THE LION KING UK and Ireland Tour
by Stephi Wild - Nov 28, 2022

The UK and Ireland Tour of Disney's The Lion King will welcome 12 new members to its cast of over 50 actors, singers and dancers this winter. The award winning landmark musical is currently playing a season at Manchester Palace until 11 March, where over 300,000 people will experience the show during the only North West dates.

Photos: Go Inside Sir Tim Rice's Caricature Unveiling at Sardi's Photo Photos: Go Inside Sir Tim Rice's Caricature Unveiling at Sardi's
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 16, 2022

See photos of Tony, Oscar, Grammy and Emmy winning lyricist Sir Tim Rice joining the wall of drawings at Sardi’s! 

Video: Elton John Reflects on THE LION KING's Lasting Impact Photo Video: Elton John Reflects on THE LION KING's Lasting Impact
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2022

Watch Sir Elton John reflect on the enduring magic of THE LION KING in celebration of its 25th anniversary.

Video: THE LION KING Celebrates 25 Years on Broadway Photo Video: THE LION KING Celebrates 25 Years on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 14, 2022

The Lion King celebrated its 25th anniversary last night, Sunday, November 13th. Check out video footage from the big night here, featuring a performance from Lebo M, plus the stars taking their bows, and walking the red carpet.

Photos: On the Red Carpet at THE LION KING 25th Anniversary Celebration Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at THE LION KING 25th Anniversary Celebration
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 14, 2022

The Lion King celebrated its 25th anniversary last night, Sunday, November 13th and BroadwayWorld was there! Check out photos of the stars arriving on the red carpet here!

The Entertainment Community Fund to be Lead Seller of Select Number of Tickets to THE Photo The Entertainment Community Fund to be Lead Seller of Select Number of Tickets to THE LION KING Anniversary Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2022

The Entertainment Community Fund will be the lead seller of a select number of tickets to the upcoming 25th anniversary celebration of The Lion King on Broadway. Now, audiences will have the opportunity to be part of the celebration as this musical theater phenomenon marks its 25 years on Broadway at this special anniversary performance.

Video: Julie Taymor Talks THE LION KING 25th Anniversary and More! Photo Video: Julie Taymor Talks THE LION KING 25th Anniversary and More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 24, 2022

The Lion King will celebrate its 25th Anniversary on Sunday, November 13th. Julie Taymor sat down with Richard Ridge to discuss the show's impact and more. Check out the full interview in the video here!

Review: THE LION KING at the Eccles Theater is a Feast for the Senses Photo Review: THE LION KING at the Eccles Theater is a Feast for the Senses
by Tyler Hinton - Oct 1, 2022

Read what our critic through of the national tour of THE LION KING at the Eccles Theater is a spectacle like no other--a feast for the senses with eye-popping visuals and immersive music.  It thrills with its groundbreaking application of masks and cultural puppetry techniques, along with its ravishing use of light, shadow, and color. Its drumbeat is the heartbeat of the African savannah.

THE LION KING Opens At The Eccles Theater Photo THE LION KING Opens At The Eccles Theater
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 1, 2022

The Salt Lake City premiere of Disney’s The Lion King opened on Friday, September 30 at 7:30pm at the Eccles Theater for a limited engagement of 4 weeks through Sunday, October 23.  In Salt Lake City, The Lion King will play Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7:30pm, Thursday, Sept. 29 and Thursday, Oct. 20 at 2pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm and Sundays at 1:00pm and 6:30pm.  

Roger Allers Videos

Video: THE LION KING Celebrates 25 Years on Broadway Videoplay
Video: THE LION KING Celebrates 25 Years on Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 14, 2022

The Lion King celebrated its 25th anniversary last night, Sunday, November 13th. Check out video footage from the big night here, featuring a performance from Lebo M, plus the stars taking their bows, and walking the red carpet.

Video: Julie Taymor Talks THE LION KING 25th Anniversary and More! Videoplay
Video: Julie Taymor Talks THE LION KING 25th Anniversary and More!

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 24, 2022

The Lion King will celebrate its 25th Anniversary on Sunday, November 13th. Julie Taymor sat down with Richard Ridge to discuss the show's impact and more. Check out the full interview in the video here!

BWW TV: THE LION KING Tour Castmates Get Engaged On Stage! Videoplay
BWW 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: THE LION KING Takes Over King's Cross in Honor of its 20th Anniversary in the  Videoplay
VIDEO: THE LION KING Takes Over King's Cross in Honor of its 20th Anniversary in the West End

by Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2019

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of THE LION KING in London, commuters at King's Cross Underground Station have been able to experience the show up-close, with surprise performances, costumes, masks and puppets from the show on display, giveaways, and more!

VIDEO: THE LION KING Celebrates 100,000,000th Guest Worldwide With Multi-Lingual 'Cir Videoplay
VIDEO: 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 Videoplay
April 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  Videoplay
VIDEO: 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: Broderick, Lane & More in Bonus Clips from THE LION KING Signature Edition Videoplay
VIDEO: Broderick, Lane & More in Bonus Clips from THE LION KING Signature Edition

by Caryn Robbins - Aug 25, 2017

Below, check out some great bonus material just released in anticipation of Disney's THE LION KING Signature Edition coming out on Blu-ray next Tuesday, August 29th!

VIDEO: Disney Celebrates World Lion Day with New Music Video of 'Be Prepared' Videoplay
VIDEO: Disney Celebrates World Lion Day with New Music Video of 'Be Prepared'

by Caryn Robbins - Aug 11, 2017

Walt Disney Studios along with David Garibaldi helped celebrate World Lion Day by releasing a special music video of 'Be Prepared' from the upcoming Walt Disney's Signature Collection of THE LION KING.

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.


Roger Allers Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Roger Allers written?
Roger Allers has written 1 shows including The Lion King (Bookwriter).

What awards has Roger Allers been nominated for?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Lion King and Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Lion King .

What awards has Roger Allers won?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Lion King.