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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 undoubtley 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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  • @NeNeLeakes Welcome to #Broadway @NeNeLeakes I will be there to support for sure! #Killingit #BreakALeg

    Derrick Davis about 6 hours ago
  • Up and at it...5 show weekend...#lkny we got this!

    Derrick Davis about 7 hours ago
  • @AnastasiaVonB thanks for the love lady! It's hard hard work, but I love what I do! #mylife

    Derrick Davis about 7 hours ago
  • @jayrebsamen thanks for the follow! It was an absolute joy to meet you all...I hope the trip is great so far! #blessings

    Derrick Davis about 7 hours ago
  • RT @TopeDigiworks: #DesignShowCase #Branding by socialfaucet It was a pleasure working with the one and only @dreamclimber to build ... htt…

    Derrick Davis about 7 hours ago
  • Up with a headache for the second day now...just like my father used to get when I was young. #yikes #water #excedrine #darkroom

    Derrick Davis about 3 days ago
  • Introducing the world to my band #TKD tonight...#getreadytolive

    Derrick Davis about 8 days ago
  • Excited to be taking part in @UpperRoomNY's Benefit concert tonight at 7:30. Come out and support the less fortunate this holiday season!

    Derrick Davis about 8 days ago


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  • 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

A Christmas Surprise

It’s the most wonderful time of year, and you’re invited to celebrate with me!

Monday, December 22nd 8:00

Tickets are limited and only available here.


11 Times Square

8th Ave & 42nd St • New York, NY 10036

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Derrick Davis in The Lion King

After years of working with Disney's, The Lion King, in Las Vegas and on National Tour; Derrick Davis has now found himself back in his home state of New York, performing at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway.

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Lights Out On Broadway

The Ultimate “Open Mic” Experience

Presented by Derrick Davis and Chondra Profit

Every Monday Night

8:00 – 10:00PM

No cover. One Drink Minimum.

11 Times Square

8th Ave & 42nd St • New York, NY 10036



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Browse Derrick's most recent projects below.

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