Annika Franklin

ANNIKA FRANKLIN (Young Nala) is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut! She would like to thank her family, teachers, A3 Artists Agency and Sherry Kayne for their love and support. She is also grateful to Disney, the casting team and the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando for believing in her. IG: @annika_reese

Ezekiel Kekuna

EZEKIEL KEKUNA (Young Simba) is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut as Young Simba! Born and raised in Hawaii, he began performing with I’m A Bright Kid and 24-7 Danceforce Studio. He would like to thank God, his family for their love and support, and especially Mom for being the best!

Albert Rhodes

ALBERT RHODES (Young Simba) is delivering his professional debut as a 10 year old Chicago native. Albert is a talented, actor, dancer, singer and content creator who is following in the footsteps of his talented sister @kalandrarhodes who once played Young Nala in The Lion King North American Tour! Albert mastered his craft at Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Chi CDT, Uniting Voices Chicago and a commercial for Target (United Way) Follow on IG and Facebook @Albertrhodesj

Nia Thompson

NIA THOMPSON (Young Nala) is making her Broadway debut in The Lion King. Nia is best known for singing Disney’s hit “Super Bonnet” in “Rise Up, Sing Out.” She’s enjoyed recurring roles in “Ada Twist Scientist” and “Godfather of Harlem” and can be seen next in “Sesame Street” and in Hulu’s “Washington Black.” @AuthenticNia

Parental Guidance

Recommended for ages 6+. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theater.

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