The Lion King

The Lion King

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Danielle W. Jalade

DANIELLE W. JALADE (Young Nala alt.) is a 10 year old actress who lives in Los Angeles with her family. She’s in the fifth grade and her favorite subjects are English and Science. Danielle began training and perfecting her talents at Amazing Grace Conservatory. Danielle’s loves include meeting new people, chocolate and improvisation. Instagram: chocolatesuperstar

Joziyah Jean-Felix

JOZIYAH JEAN-FELIX (Young Simba alt.) is a 12 year old Brooklyn, New York native. He is an actor, dancer, and over all entertainer who has a love for all things Broadway. Joziyah is ecstatic to work alongside his new Lion King family.

Gloria Manning

GLORIA MANNING (Young Nala alt.) is a 9 year old honor student from Bronx, NY and is thrilled to be making her Broadway tour debut! She’s grateful to God for mom, dad, and sisters Victoria and Olivia. She thanks her Grace Church family, PS36X, DMPA, Bonnie, YPC.org, and Peggy at www.squarepeggroupinc.com for their support. Recent work: Sprout TV, Nickelodeon.

Ramon Reed

RAMON REED (Young Simba alt.) is a Charlotte, NC native who loves video games, riding his hoverboard and joking with his family. Ramon began acting at age five and is extremely thankful to Disney for this opportunity. Amir (his middle name) means prince—Ramon’s excited to now truly be prince of the Serengeti! Instagram: @iamramon.reed.

Review Quotes

DC Metro Theatre Arts – 11/19/2017

“Where on Earth do the producers find these marvelous kid performers? Young Simba (Joziyah Jean-Felix, alternating with Ramon Reed) and Young Nala (Danielle W. Jalade, alternating with Gloria Manning) prove agile, joyous guides who coax us—in ‘I Just Can’t Wait to Be King’—to see the world again through the innocent eyes of childhood.”

UMD The Writer’s Bloc – 11/18/2017

“Young Simba (Joziyah Jean-Felix, Ramon Reed) and Young Nala (Danielle W. Jalade, Gloria Manning) were perfectly charming as they rode around on giant birds and snuck through the elephant graveyard”

Syracuse.com – 10/31/2017

“Young Simba, was played with joyful energy by Ramon Reed for the performance I attended. He shares the role with Joziyah Jean-Felix.”

Visionary Minds – 10/31/2017

“Young Nala and Simba, Danielle Jalade (10) and Joziyah Jean-Felix (12) parents must be so proud of their hardwork and dedication in this show. The ‘I Just Can’t Wait To Be King’ number showed how talented they are and that they can carry a scene with or without adults as if they have performing experience beyond their years.”

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