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Tshidi toured Europe and Japan with M. Bongeni Ngema in the hit musical Sarafina. Other stage credits: Broadway: The Lion King. Rafiki in Lion King (Toronto), Daughter of Nebo by Hillary Bletcher, Mfowethu by Gibson Kente, The Stick by Aubrey Sekhabi. Honored to have performed with legendary artists such as Paul Simon, David Byrne, Hugh Masekela, Jabu Khanyile, Vusi Mahlasela. Album: Sisters of Joy.

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Original Broadway Production, 1997
Rafiki [Replacement]

Rafiki [Replacement]

Rafiki [Replacement]

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THE LION KING Will Welcome New 'Young Nala' and 'Young Simba' Next Week

The Lion King will welcome Annika Franklin and Nia Thompson as “Young Nala” and Ezekiel Kekuna and Albert Rhodes Jr. as “Young Simba” beginning Tuesday, December 5.

Photos: Get a First Look at THE LION KING's New Simba, Vincent Jamal Hooper

Get a first look at Vincent Jamal Hooper as Simba in THE LION KING on Broadway. Check out these behind-the-scenes photos and discover the magic of his performance in this iconic role. Don't miss this sneak peek at the talented actor's portrayal of Simba.

Vincent Jamal Hooper Joins THE LION KING as 'Simba' This Month

The Lion King will welcome Vincent Jamal Hooper as Simba beginning Tuesday, September 26. This marks his Broadway debut. Learn more about Hooper and The Lion King here!

Photos: ALADDIN, THE LION KING & More Take The Stage At Broadway in Bryant Park

The 2023 Broadway in Bryant Park series is currently under way, bringing the best of Broadway back together for free performances, every Thursday in July. Today's performances included the upcoming Broadway musical How to Dance in Ohio (Pre-show), Aladdin, Frozen, The Lion King, with 106.7 LITE FM Host Delilah.

THE LION KING to Welcome New Young Simbas Beginning in June

The Lion King will welcome Donovan Louis Bazemore and Davis Matthews alternating as “Young Simba” beginning Tuesday, June 6. Learn how to purchase tickets to The Lion King!

Photos: Bobby Cannavale Pays A Visit To THE LION KING On Broadway

Acclaimed actor Bobby Cannavale attended The Lion King on Broadway Wednesday, March 29, 2023. See a photo from his visit as he checks in with stars L. Steven Taylor (Mufasa) and Tshidi Manye (Rafiki).

Photos: Broadway Comes to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Check out photos of Lea Michele and the cast of Funny Girl, the Broadway cast of The Lion King, Natasha Yvette Williams, J. Harrison Ghee, and Adrianna Hicks and the cast of Some Like It Hot, and Will Swenson and the cast of A Beautiful Noise performing on the 2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade now!

VIDEO: THE LION KING Cast Performs Tiny Desk Concert For 25th Anniversary

The cast of The Lion King on Broadway, including L. Steven Taylor, Tshidi Manye, Brandon A. McCall, Pearl Khwezi, Lindiwe Dlamini, Mduduzi Madela, and S'bu Ngema, performed “Circle of Life,' 'They Live in You,' 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight,' 'Hakuna Matata,' 'Endless Night / Shadowland,' and 'Circle of Life' (Reprise). Watch the video now!

Photos: Check Out New Production Images of THE LION KING Ahead of its 25th Anniversary

New production photographs of the current company of The Lion King on Broadway have been released. The Lion King will kick off its 25th anniversary celebration this November!  Check out the photos here!

Photos: ALADDIN, THE LION KING & More Take the Stage at Broadway in Bryant Park

Broadway in Bryant Park is back! iHeartMedia New York's 106.7 LITE FM kicked of its 2022 season of the beloved series today with FREE performances all August long.

Photos: Broadway in Bryant Park Returns with the Casts of DEAR EVAN HANSEN, SIX, DIANA and More

Just yesterday, 106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park returned this for a one-day-only event! Hosted by 106.7 LITE FM's Cubby & Christine, from the Cubby & Christine Morning Show, this year's annual presentation of open-air lunch hour performances was presented by Mercedes-Benz and Orgain.

VIDEO: THE LION KING Returns to Broadway- Watch Highlights!

Broadway is officially back with four more musicals triumphantly making their return to the stage last night, September 14. The circle of life continues at the Minskoff Theatre, where the cast of The Lion King took their first bows since March 2020. Below, watch as creator Julie Taylor addresses the audience with a heartfelt speech before the show, catch clips from the beloved opening number, and enjoy as the cast takes their bows! 

Photos: Go Inside the Curtain Call for THE LION KING's Return to Broadway

The Lion King officially returned to Broadway last night! Check out all new photos of the cast taking their first bow back since March 2020!

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

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: Watch THE LION KING's Brandon A. McCall Takeover Our Instagram!

The Lion King is back on Broadway! Simba himself, Brandon A. McCall, took over our Instagram for the big day on September 14. He gave our followers a behind the scenes look at the show's performance on Good Morning America, their return to Broadway, and most importantly, his Broadway debut!

VIDEO: The Cast of THE LION KING Performs 'Circle of Life' on GOOD MORNING AMERICA

In celebration of their Broadway return, the cast of The Lion King performed this morning on Good Morning America! The cast began the performance from all across New York City-- from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Statue of Liberty-- and came together at the GMA studio in Times Square to a standing ovation.

HAMILTON, WICKED, CHICAGO & THE LION KING Resume Broadway Performances Tonight

The circle of life continues on Broadway! Tonight, Tuesday, September 14, Broadway gets its razzle dazzle back when four beloved musicals return to the stage. Tune in to BroadwayWorld for this one short day of non-stop coverage!

Photos and Video: Watch THE LION KING Cast Reunite to Sing 'The Circle of Life' on First Day of Rehearsals

The Broadway cast of The Lion King began rehearsals this week for the company’s reopening next month. As previously announced, The Lion King will resume performances on Tuesday, September 14 at the Minskoff Theatre.

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

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.

Photos: Casts of THE LION KING & ALADDIN Reunite at the New Amsterdam Theatre

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 just last week, some of the cast members of both shows (including Stephen Carlile, L. Steven Taylor, Tshidi Manye, Bonita J. Hamilton, Brandon A. McCall, Michael James Scott, Michael Maliakel, Shoba Narayan ,Jonathan Freeman, and Don Darryl Rivera)  gathered at the New Amsterdam Theatre to celebrate Broadway's return.


Tshidi Manye has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Tshidi Manye has not appeared in the West End.

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