The Broadway super-villian treated his audience to a one-night-only lineup of musical malefactors.
Youngsters at accredited schools will be able to reenact Broadway's story of Simba beginning 2015.
The Tony Award winner met with the cast following the Sunday, January 12 matinee.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' annual benefit rose over $4 million for the charity.
The production is slated to become the fourth-longest-running show on Broadway.
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