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Tshidi Mayne as Rafiki in The Lion King

The Circle of Life: Disney’s The Lion King On The Broadway Stage

Interview with South African Actress Tshidi Manye As a veteran of the Broadway stage with years of experience to her credit, Tshidi Manye is living a life many only dream of. But as the actress prepares to get in costume to celebrate the tree lighting, she is suddenly and acutely aware of her audience. “This is different than being on stage. You never know who you are going to touch,” she says. “I hope it goes smoothly. If something goes wrong, I can’t blame it on anybody.” The South African star has the charisma to appeal to all audiences, whether she’s …

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