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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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  • @Vic_Black_2 I wanna be down!!

    Derrick Davis about 58 days ago
  • What an incredible rehearsal and sneak peek of Dreamgirls today...this kind of tired feels so good!

    Derrick Davis about 59 days ago
  • @Vic_Black_2 sorry I didn't know it was your birthday...happy belated I owe you a drink

    Derrick Davis about 59 days ago
  • @Vic_Black_2 hahahahaha that is so stinking cute!

    Derrick Davis about 59 days ago
  • @Vic_Black_2 NEVER!!!!!!!!! And if it does it's a great bookmark

    Derrick Davis about 63 days ago
  • Nothing like waiting 45 minutes to be fashionable and still arriving first. 🙄

    Derrick Davis about 63 days ago
  • In this gym hardbody cuz I want to have that #hardbody. Help me Lord! #dreamclimber

    Derrick Davis about 66 days ago
  • I'm in Dallas for 3 months playing Curtis in DTC's production of Dreamgirls. This cast is #insnae #Dallas get tix NOW! sellout eminent!

    Derrick Davis about 68 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

New Album Release!

Life Music Album Cover

Album Release Party and Live Performance with Derrick Davis and TKD!

Saturday, July 26th 7:00PM - ...!


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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Performance Submission

Thank you for your interest in singing at Lights Out on Broadway, upstairs at URBO NYC!

Lights Out is a curated open-mic that is planned in advance to create the Ultimate Open-Mic Experience. In this way, the band and background singers will know your song(s) days in advance of you hitting the stage, creating a magical musical evening.

If you are interested in performing, please complete the form below and our team will contact you with further information

  • Online samples of your music, SoundCloud, YouTube, Vimeo, Spotify, or your website
  • Add a row
    In order, up to 4
  • Brief bio


Browse Derrick's most recent projects below.

Derrick Davis Portfolio