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Lion King, Kendra Moore
Kendra Moore has been with The Lion King for nine years.  Photo by John Ballard
Nancy, Lion King, Jelani Remy as “Simba” from THE LION KING National Tour
Jelani Remy as Simba on the national tour  Photo by Joan Marcus/© Disney
Nancy, Lion King, J. Anthony Crane as “Scar” in THE LION KING National TourNancy, Lion King, J. Anthony Crane as “Scar” in THE LION KING National Tour
J. Anthony Crane as Scar Photo by Joan Marcus/© Disney
Nancy, Lion King, , Buyi Zama as “Rafiki” in the opening number “The Circle of Life” from THE LION KING National Tour
Buyi Zama as Rafiki in the opening number, "The Circle of Life."  Photo by Joan Marcus/© Disney
Nancy, Lion KIng, J. Anthony Crane as “Scar” and Dionne Randolph as “Mufasa” face off in THE LION KING National Tour
J. Anthony Crane as Scar and Dionne Randolph as Mufasa face off in The Lion King. Photo by Joan Marcus/© Disney