Actor Shaun Escoffery was nominated for Whatsonstage.com and Laurence Olivier Awards for his supporting performance in last year’s UK premiere of Jason Robert Brown musical Parade at the Donmar Warehouse. He’s currently starring as Mufasa in The Lion King. In celebration of its tenth year at the Lyceum Theatre, the Disney hit this month becomes the first West End musical to give an encore performance at the Royal Variety Performance and features in a one-off BBC Radio 2 concert. Escoffery’s other West End credits include Les Miserables, Smokey Joe’s Café, Tommy and Mama I Want to Sing. As a recording artist, he’s released three critically acclaimed albums: Shaun Escoffery, Soulonica and Back to Soul.