The company of the hit Disney musical will perform the rousing opening number, "The Circle of Life," on the Emmy-winning talk show. "The Oprah Winfrey Show" airs in the metropolitan area on WABC-TV from 4-5 PM ET; check local listings.
The Elton John-Tim Rice musical has won over 30 major awards since its Broadway debut. Those include six Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical; eight Drama Desk Awards; six Outer Critics Circle Awards; two Sir Laurence Oliviers; the Evening Standard Award for Best Theatrical Event; and three Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards.
The Lion King plays the New Amsterdam Theatre (W. 42nd Street); call (212) 307-4747 for tickets. Go to www.disneyonbroadway.com for more information.