Original 'The Lion King' actress opens up about hit musical today, 22 years after debut

Lindiwe Dlamini joined the original musical cast of "The Lion King" in 1997 for its premiere in Minneapolis and is still on the Broadway cast today.
2:30 | 07/16/19

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I'm bill on the old original cost members left and right now connecting to upload leaving official was out that this better than them team right now I don't know so cook. With the lumped in 422 years now I remember when we. When in Minneapolis the fist time that never pose a wave the fist time we did shall for the opening night you know that wasn't very amazing feeling. For me a young king is so important because it has so much. Off Mike Koch in which as a South Africa and you know its threats of financials on Broadway. On over the web that hence you know something from South Africa showing a lot Koch you know singing in Iowa. Music. It's just numbering in the home when the tree crews cutting out and everybody. Succumbing embrace this six this assistant. Of one. It's coming in they own is asking questions about. Policy when they started the show when I can you it was a different kind of a situation from when I come from an outspoken apple a pops tonight. In that on king was different. The cause it was not up on that it was uniting people. Children in mounting all pending. It was on the same time in my country we head Iowa says that president would free. So it was all very emotional time for me especially coming from some African knowing that so many people who with excellent. Chemical back. To Southern Africa when you think opponent is almost the same licks in but leaving his country it's a flak because of what's going on in coming back from ads to take over. You know his country. I mean what is still amazing. The reaction from six to see people stick into his toy and it's he has laid off and on teen being on Broadway. That his missile must Charlie's in not just have to Alice of my day. To just come in and entertain people and make them feel bad one of this going on in dad lives. In all it has helped me with what's going on in my life you know just being in the shell. I don't think nothing he if I wasn't having fun for me I'm still good he is known as they still in the have Mejia on his flight on the right.

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