Broadway’s newest Simba takes us along the elevated park, giving a glimpse at how he enjoys summer.
Bradley Gibson is living his best life.
Walking along the High Line, the New York City elevated park built on a former railroad, it’s clear that the actor is in his element. It is particularly fitting, since the young star moved to New York five years prior, and each year the season brings him back to those new beginnings.
“I began my life here with summer in the city,” he explains. “To me, it means friends, and it means community. There is a lightness in the city!”
So it is kismet that Gibson is facing another new beginning: This summer, the actor stepped into the role of Simba in Disney’s Tony Award-winning hit, The Lion King. “I’m living my childhood dream,” he gushes. “It was the first movie I ever saw in the movie theatres and the first show I ever saw on Broadway. It’s full circle. I’m living my dream every day.”
Flip through photos of Bradley Gibson in our “Summer in the City” series below:
Travel the High Line With The Lion King’s Bradley Gibson