Mark Kennedy AP Entertainment Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — L. Steven Tyler got a call that would change his life in 2005: Would he want to make his Broadway debut in The Lion King? It was only a six-month contract, but he got it and moved to New York, uprooting his family.
“6 months is now 16 years,” Taylor says with a smile. “The show kept pulling me back and brought me back. This is my house.”
Taylor was honored this week to reprise The Lion King as King Mufasa after an 18-month silence from the pandemic. A roar greeted him as he stood on Pride Rock when it resumed Tuesday. Returning is both well-known and unfamiliar.
“It’s just different and similar,” he says. “It’s like these two feelings constantly fighting each other everywhere.”
Taylor debuted with the Broadway ensemble, went on tour, took a break to do other work, returned to the ensemble, returned to tour, and has been a Broadway muffin for the past six years.
Taylor – Born in Stephen Lamar Taylor, l. As a professional Steven Tyler – matured into the role of Mufasa and gradually became his own. He was a young father when he started the show, and now his son is graduating from college—studying a musical theater.
“It’s everybody’s favorite dad, do you know what I mean? The first step I took was the gravity load, just because I wanted to get it right. Too heavy for me,” he says.
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