Chicagoan stars in 'Lion King' in circle of life moment

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The star of the 'Lion King' at Cadillac Theatre is a Chicago native. (WLS)

South Side Chicago native Aaron Nelson stars as Simba in the Broadway production of "The Lion King."

Call it a circle of life moment! As a graduate of Columbia College, he once was an usher at the same exact theater in which he is performing at in Chicago- Cadillac Palace Theatre. After he went to see the "The Lion King" as a young boy with his mother, Nelson said he knew he wanted to play the role of Simba on Broadway.

The six-time Tony award winning musical runs through January 17th at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. A very limited number of tickets are still available for Disney's THE LION KING at the Cadillac Palace Theatre and can be purchased at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices- 24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut; the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000; all Ticketmaster retail locations; and online at
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