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Syndee Winters Joins The Lion King Company as Nala

Disney's hit musical continues at the Minskoff Theatre.

Syndee Winters will join the company of Broadway's The Lion King as Nala.
(photo provided by the production)

Broadway's The Lion King has announced that Syndee Winters will join the company as Nala, beginning performances this week. Some of her other Broadway credits include the Leading Player in Pippin, Mary Wells in Motown the Musical, and each of the Schuyler Sisters in Hamilton.

Based on Disney's 1994 animated musical, The Lion King opened on Broadway on November 13, 1997, at the New Amsterdam Theatre, and earned six Tony Awards. Now the third-longest-running show in Broadway history, the production is currently playing at the Minskoff Theatre.

Directed by Julie Taymor, The Lion King features music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, a book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi, and choreography by Garth Fagan. The rest of the current cast includes Stephen Carlile as Scar, L. Steven Taylor as Mufasa, Tshidi Manye as Rafiki, Cameron Pow as Zazu, Ben Jeffrey as Pumbaa, Fred Berman as Timon, Bradley Gibson as Simba, James Brown-Orleans as Banzai, Bonita J. Hamilton as Shenzi, Enrique Segura as Ed, Chinua Baraka Payne and Jesus Del Orden as Young Simba, and Mikee Castillo and Suri Marrero as Young Nala.