Hakuna Matata! The National Tour of Disney’s The Lion King is coming. Here are some things we learned about Lion King actor Eric Bean Jr.
The National Tour of The Lion King is coming to the Kimmel Center Campus at the Academy Of Music from August 16th through September 10th. Brian McKay got a chance to talk to one of the members of the cast, Eric Bean Jr.
It’s been more than 20 years of touring productions for The Lion King, and over 21 million theatergoers flocked to see the epic show. The Lion King now proudly returns to Philadelphia.
Philadelphians can look forward to seeing two LOCAL cast members appearing on Pride Rock. Nick LaMedica, who plays the role of ‘Zazu,’ is a native of Newark, Delaware. In addition, ensemble member Eric Bean, Jr. is a graduate of Philadelphia’s University of the Arts.
We interviewed Eric to learn more about him and his experience with the tour. We found out how many roles he plays in the musical, and what the toughest role to play on stage is. Above all, it’s awesome to see local representation on a stage as big as this.