How ‘The Lion King’ Has Captivated Broadway For 25 Years | Vanity Fair

To celebrate 25 years of ‘The Lion King’ On Broadway, go behind the curtain with the creators as they break down the craftsmanship and artistry behind every aspect of the long-running musical. From operating over 200 puppets to dressing the actors in roughly 2000 costume pieces each night, see how ‘The Lion King’ has captivated audiences for 25 years.

Director: Jameer Pond
Director of Photography: Cole Evelev
Editor: Matt Colby
– Lynda White, Puppet Supervisor
– Stacey Stephens, Associate Costume Designer (US) & Wardrobe Supervisor
– Antonia Gianino, Stage Manager
– Ntomb’khona Dlamini, Performer (Ensemble, Rafiki understudy)
– Shacura Wade, Performer (Ensemble, Cheetah)
Creative Producer: Frank Cosgriff
Coordinating Producer: Madison Coffey
Associate Producer: Jess Gordon
Line Producer: Romeeka Powell
Production Manager: Mark Bond
Production Coordinator: Jamal Colvin
Camera Operators: Jack Belisle, Brad Wickham
Gaffer: Gautam Kadian
Sound Mixer: Rehanna Chandan
Production Assistant: Lea Donenberg
Post Production Supervisor: Nick Ascanio
Post Production Coordinators: Jovan James
Supervising Editor: Kameron Key
Assistant Editor: Andy Morell
Special Thanks: Michael Strassheim

0:00 “There’s over 200 puppets that are in the show”
01:45 Lion Mask Detail
2:47 Operating Zazu
3:58 Operating The Cheetah Puppet
5:04 Costumes
6:17 Rafiki’s Costume
9:14 The Scar Costume
9:57 Stage Managing The Lion King
11:04 Pride Rock
11:59 25 Years Of The Lion King

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