Jelani Remy

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16, 1987
Cedar Grove, NJ
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16, 1987 (age 31)
Cedar Grove, NJ


Musical theatre star who rocketed to fame earning the role of Simba in the Broadway production of Disney's The Lion King.

Before Fame

Leading up to his Broadway debut, he spent five years touring across the country performing in High School Musical and High School Musical 2. He also portrayed Simba in the Las Vegas and touring productions of The Lion King.


Growing up in a Caribbean family, he loved reggae and Soca music. With this history, he dabbled in piano playing and the drums and had initially thought he would become a music teacher.

Family Life

His mother is from Trinidad and his father is from Barbados. They met in New York City. He has three brothers, Kosi, Gerald and Shawn.

Associated With

Both he and Chantel Riley have appeared in Broadway productions of the stage musical The Lion King.