THE LION KING welcomes Syndee Winters as Nala, beginning performances tonight, June 1. Making her Broadway debut, Winters joins the New York company of THE LION KING directly from the North American tour. Winters will play her final Broadway performance Sunday, August 26, 2012. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, THE LION KING is playing at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre (200 West 45th Street). For more information, visit LionKing.com.
In addition to the North American tour of THE LION KING, Winters previous performance credits include appearing as a NY Knicks City Dancer, performing with artists such as Rihanna, and Jordin Sparks, and also being the in-house anthem singer for Madison Square Garden. Syndee is a graduate of Five Towns College.
The Broadway cast of THE LION KING also features PATRICK R. Brown as the sardonic and deviously cunning Scar, Alton Fitzgerald White as Mufasa, the great warrior and ruler of the Pridelands, and Tshidi Manye as the wise baboon shaman Rafiki. Cameron Pow portrays the prim and proper hornbilled bird Zazu, Ben Jeffrey is the carefree warthog Pumbaa, Fred Berman is the wisecracking meerkat Timon, and Mufasa's son, "Simba," the lion prince born to be king, is played by Dashaun Young.
The three evil hyenas are played by JAmes Brown-ORLEANS (Banzai), Bonita J. Hamilton (Shenzi) and Enrique Segura (Ed). The role of Young Simba is alternated between Judah Bellamy and Niles Fitch and the role of Young Nala is alternated between Nia Ashleigh and Imani Dia Smith.