In 1998 Julie Taymor won a Tony Award for for Best Costumes for The Lion King, and her beautifully intricate designs are still seen around the globe today in the hit musical based on the 1994 film. With the help of our friends at Disney Theatrical Productions we’re thrilled to be able to showcase the amazing transformations every actor in The Lion King broadway goes through before each performance. You won’t believe the amazing transformations that are achieved through makeup and costuming! Take a look:
Chantel Riley as Nala
Gareth Saxe as Scar
Ben Jeffery and Fred Berman as Timon and Pumbaa
Absolutely mesmerizing. We could slide back and forth between these photos all day long! Fun fact: Pumbaa’s costume is the heaviest of the bunch, weighing in at 45 pounds!
You can see these costumes up close on Broadway, on tour, and around the world in The Lion King, find out when the show is coming to your town and get tickets.
Which costume transformation was your favorite? Tell us in the comments!