Actor Shares His Craft with Frostig School Students

Kevin Bailey and Frostig drama instructor Christina Harris at The Frostig Center.
Kevin Bailey shares insights and encouragement with members of the Frostig School cast.

Kevin Bailey, an actor and producer who was in the original Broadway production of The Lion King, visited Frostig School to share his experiences and insights with students who will perform the Disney classic this April.

With the stage behind him, Mr. Bailey talked with students and drama instructor Christina Harris about key themes of the play and explored the characters of Simba, Scar, and Rafiki with the young actors playing those roles. Mr. Bailey also ran through a musical number with Scar and the hyenas who serve as his evil henchmen.

Mr. Bailey was the Scar understudy when The Lion King debuted on Broadway in 1997. He has many other theatrical credits and is currently the producing director of NoHo Arts Center Ensemble in North Hollywood.

Mr. Bailey concluded his visit by leading students through a group performance of the play’s theme song, “Circle of Life.” He then told the students to always leave their audience feeling hopeful. “There can never be a time that goodness does not overcome evil,” he said. “Sorry, hyenas.”

The Frostig School production of The Lion King will be performed April 28, 29 and 30.

Frostig School, located at 971 N. Altadena Drive, serves children in grades 1-12 who have learning differences. For additional information, call (626) 791-1255 or visit





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