Owen Chaponda will play the role of Simba in the London production of Disney’s The Lion King from 9 May 2023.
Owen returns to the Lion King having previously appeared in the ensemble.
Owen Chaponda’s theatre credits include: Back To the Future (Manchester Opera House), Sunset Boulevard (The Curve Theatre), The Colour Purple (Curve Theatre), I am Your Rope (Jermyn Street Theatre), African Diaspora (Arcola Theatre), The Lion King (West End) and Othello (LeatherHead Theatre).
Television and film credits include: Jack Ryan (Amazon), X Factor (ITV)
Owen Chaponda said, “Taking over the role of Simba in the West End is unbelievably exciting. I loved every minute of being in the show as an ensemble member so returning as such an iconic character is a real dream come true.”
Book tickets to Disney’s The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre London.