The North American tour of Disney's THE LION KING was honored with a Denver Post Ovation Award, which recognizes the best in Colorado theatre. Niles Fitch, one of the actors currently playing "Young Simba", was named "Best Supporting Actor." The Denver return engagement of the landmark musical also received a nomination for "Best Touring Production" and Syndee Winters was nominated in the "Best Supporting Actress" category for her portrayal of "Nala."
The Denver return engagement of THE LION KING, which played for five weeks at the Buell Theatre from November 2 – December 4, 2011, celebrated a sold-out, record-breaking run, entertaining nearly 110,000 people and grossing over $8.5 million at the box office. The award-winning musical grossed over $2 million during the week of November 21, making it the highest-grossing week of any theatrical production in the venue's history.
The North American tour is currently playing in Baltimore, MD at the Hippodrome Theatre through January 8, 2012. Tickets are still available for each performance and can be purchased online at Broadwayacrossamerica.com.
The North American touring production of THE LION KING has been seen by over 13.5 million theatergoers and grossed over $875 million to date. Enjoying its ninth year on the road, THE LION KING continues to celebrate unparalleled achievements and delight new audiences throughout North America. The current schedule is listed below.