Watch Lion King Cast Perform at the White House for Michelle Obama (Video)
21 Jul 2014
The cast of the North American tour of The Lion King performed July 18 for First Lady Michelle Obama and guests at a "Kids' State Dinner" at the White House.
The event celebrated the winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a nationwide recipe challenge to promote healthy lunches as part of the First Lady's "Let's Move!" Initiative.
Members of the cast of the North American tour, including Tshidi Manye, L. Steven Taylor and Jelani Remy, performed "Circle of Life" and "He Lives in You" in a staging customized for the White House's East Room.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.