The Lion King Production History

The Lion King Show Information

Previews: October 15, 1997
Opening:November 13, 1997
Theatres: New Amsterdam Theatre (New York, NY)
10/15/1997 - 6/4/2006
Minskoff Theatre (New York, NY)
6/13/2006 - ?
Production Type:Original Production
Run Type:Open Run
Market:Broadway
Running Time:2 hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission
Official Website http://www.lionking.com/
Show type Musical
Other titles:
  • Der König der Löwen (German title)

Other Productions of The Lion King

1997   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
1999   West End London Production
West End
2002   US Tour National Tour
US Tour
2003   Chicago Chicago Production
Chicago

The Lion King Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
1998 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards Best Musical Elton John
1998 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards Best Musical Tim Rice
1998 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards Best Musical Roger Allers
1998 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards Best Musical Irene Mecchi
1998 Outer Critics Circle Awards Best Broadway Musical 0
1998 Outer Critics Circle Awards Best Choreography Garth Fagan
1998 Outer Critics Circle Awards Best Costume Design Julie Taymor
1998 Outer Critics Circle Awards Best Director - Musical Julie Taymor
1998 Outer Critics Circle Awards Best Featured Actress - Musical Tsidii Le Loka
1998 Outer Critics Circle Awards Best Lighting Design Donald Holder
1998 Outer Critics Circle Awards Best Set Design Richard Hudson -
1998 The Hewes Awards Costume Design Julie Taymor
1998 The Hewes Awards Lighting Design Donald Holder
1998 The Hewes Awards Noteworthy/Unusual Effects Design Julie Taymor
1998 Theatre World Awards Performance Max Casella
1998 Tony Awards Best Book of a Musical Roger Allers
1998 Tony Awards Best Book of a Musical Irene Mecchi
1998 Tony Awards Best Choreography Garth Fagan
1998 Tony Awards Best Costume Design Julie Taymor
1998 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Musical Julie Taymor
1998 Tony Awards Best Lighting Design Donald Holder
1998 Tony Awards Best Musical Disney Theatrical Productions
1998 Tony Awards Best Orchestrations Robert Elhai
1998 Tony Awards Best Orchestrations David Metzger
1998 Tony Awards Best Orchestrations Bruce Fowler
1998 Tony Awards Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Elton John
1998 Tony Awards Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Tim Rice
1998 Tony Awards Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Lebo M
1998 Tony Awards Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Mark Mancina
1998 Tony Awards Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Jay Rifkin
1998 Tony Awards Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Julie Taymor
1998 Tony Awards Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Hans Zimmer
1998 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Samuel E. Wright
1998 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Tsidii Le Loka
1998 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design Richard Hudson
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Choreography Garth Fagan
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Costume Design Julie Taymor
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Director - Musical Julie Taymor
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical Max Cassella
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical Geoff Hoyle
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical Tsidii Le Loka
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Lighting Design Donald Holder
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Musical The Lion King
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Orchestrations Robert Elhai
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Orchestrations David Metzger
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Orchestrations Bruce Fowler
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Puppet Design Julie Taymor
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Puppet Design Michael Curry
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Revival-Play Richard Hudson
1997 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Sound Design Tony Meola