Patrick Page Returns to Broadway's The Lion King Jan. 31

News   Patrick Page Returns to Broadway's The Lion King Jan. 31
Patrick Page, who has spent the last few months starring in the limited engagement of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas—The Musical, returns to Broadway's The Lion King Jan. 31.

Patrick Page
Patrick Page

Page will once again portray the evil Scar in the Tony-winning musical now playing the Minskoff Theatre. The company also features Tshidi Manye as Rafiki, Nathaniel Stampley as Mufasa, Jean Michelle Grier as Sarabi, Jeff Binder as Zazu, Danny Rutigliano as Timon, Tom Alan Robbins as Pumbaa, Josh Tower as Simba and Kissy Simmons as Nala.

Patrick Page's other Broadway credits include Decius Brutus opposite Denzel Washington in Broadway's Julius Caesar and over a thousand performances as Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast. Page is also an active classical actor, who won Washington, D.C.'s Helen Hayes Award for playing Iago opposite Avery Brooks' Othello The Shakespeare Theatre Company, where he also played Macbeth opposite Kelly McGillis. Page is married to actress and former "Trading Spaces" host Paige Davis.

The Lion King, according to press notes, "follows the adventures of lion cub Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of manhood and his future role as king."

The Lion King originally opened at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre Nov. 13, 1997. Directed by Julie Taymor — who became the first woman to ever receive a Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical — The Lion King has become an international hit with productions playing all around the globe. In fact, the Elton John-Tim Rice musical has won over 30 major awards. 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.

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