PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day With The Lion King's Pumbaa, Ben Jeffrey

By Matthew Blank
August 12, 2010

Ever wonder about the daily routine of a Broadway actor? How about the routine on one of those grueling two-performance days? reached out to two of the newest stars of the long-running smash hit The Lion King for some perspective.

On Aug. 11, offered photos by The Lion King's Fred Berman, chronicling his day at work July 31 (which also happened to be his birthday).

Not to be outdone, his partner in crime Ben Jeffrey, who plays the lovable warthog Pumbaa, got in on the action and took pics of his own.

Here is an extensive look at the same performance day, from Ben's point of view:

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10:30 AM: Today, I wake up pretty late...I MAY have been out rather late...
Photo by Ben Jeffrey

Ben Jeffrey is making his Broadway debut with The Lion King. Previous theatrical credits include Antigone, Romeo and Juliet, In the Sawtooths, Jane Eyre and Seussical. He has appeared on the small screen in "The Good Wife" and "Louie."

The Lion King currently plays the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. For more information visit