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About Derrick


Derrick Davis  is a dynamic and passionate performer who is currently covering the roles of Mufasa and Scar in Disney’s “The Lion King” on Broadway. In his exciting career Derrick has held the role of Mufasa on the US tour of The Lion King, and has also found time to play roles in other great theatrical works like Showboat, You’re it! and All Rise. He has been seen on the Daytime Emmy Awards, Live with Regis and Kelly, Dancing with the Stars as well as on the big screen in such movies as “Can a Song Save Your Life” and “A Christmas Story”.

Derrick was honored in 2011 to be invited to perform as a soloist in the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s Rogers and Hammerstein concert. In early 2013 Derrick performed his first solo concert “A Journey Through Love” to two standing room only, sold out crowds!

Derrick is excited about his undoubtedly bright future, and currently exploring more opportunities in Theatre, Television, Film and Recording.



  • The Lion King on Broadway
  • The Lion King in Vegas
  • Show Boat
  • You’re It!
  • All Rise


  • Can A Song Save Your Life
  • A Christmas Story


  • Dangerous Liaisons
  • “Love is You” Music Video
  • Live with Regis and Kelly
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • Daytime Emmy Awards


  • The Lion King on US Tour


  • Clean Up
  • Bad Luck Charley


  • Die Fledermaus
  • Amahl and the Night Visitors


  • Las Vegas Philharmonic
  • “A Journey Through Love”
  • An Evening on Broadway
  • “A Christmas Journey”



  • Singing
  • Preaching
  • Jazz Dance
  • Latin Dance
  • Waltz Dance
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Cycling

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  • Taking off on a new adventure. The preparation is done and the flight begins now! #LGA #dreamclimber #cantwaittoshare #bignewstake2

    Derrick Davis about 4 days ago
  • The night is needed to see the sunrise. Embrace the journey...joy is on the way.

    Derrick Davis about 12 days ago
  • Forgot to let my tweeps know that Sun, 9/18 is my last show with The Lion King! #movingon more great news soon!!! #staytuned #dreamclimber

    Derrick Davis about 16 days ago
  • @AppleSupport y'all do it RIGHT! Thank you for great & quick service. I'll be away from my macbookpro for a week but it's in great hands!

    Derrick Davis about 35 days ago
  • Sleep well good soldier! I will miss you Nelson, but God has a plan and you got the prize! Love you bro! #djofficial #neliboz

    Derrick Davis about 44 days ago
  • @Vic_Black_2 I wanna be down!!

    Derrick Davis about 122 days ago
  • What an incredible rehearsal and sneak peek of Dreamgirls today...this kind of tired feels so good!

    Derrick Davis about 124 days ago
  • @Vic_Black_2 sorry I didn't know it was your birthday...happy belated I owe you a drink

    Derrick Davis about 124 days ago

reviews
  • Derrick Davis as Mufasa is also strong vocally, and his fatherly song to his son, “They Live In You”, is excellent.

    The Sun Chronicle
  • Davis has a deep and resonant voice, particularly well-suited to his role as the great warrior king.

    Cape Cod Times
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Browse Derrick's most recent projects below.

Derrick Davis Portfolio

Curtis Taylor, Jr. | Dreamgirls | Dallas Theater Center
The Lion King on Broadway
Die Fledermaus
Amahl and the Night Visitors
Show Boat
A Christmas Journey
A Journey Through Love
The Lion King on Tour
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