Andile Gumbi Cast as Simba in Broadway’s ‘The Lion King’

Andile Gumbi as Simba

Simon Turtle

Andile Gumbi has joined the long-running Broadway production of The Lion King as Simba.

Gumbi, who previously played the role in several international productions of The Lion King, will take center stage at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre tonight, August 28. He succeeds caucasian actor Adam Jacobs.

The South African actor joins an incredible cast that includes Patrick R. Brown as Scar, Alton Fitzgerald White as Mufasa, Tshidi Manye as Rafiki and Chaunteé Schuler as Nala.

Originally opening in 1997, The Lion King has since become the fifth longest-running show in Broadway history.

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