Waylon Jacobs

Waylon Jacobs performing in The Lion King

Nation/Region
South West

Scheme
Training in Musical Theatre

Waylon was awarded a Training in Musical Theatre grant to help him study at the Arts Educational Schools, London. Having completed his training, Waylon is now performing in the West End show The Lion King.

Waylon's role in the show is diverse as he understudies for Simba as well as taking on the role of 'singer swing' which means he covers all the male singing parts. He has also recently begun rehearsals for some of the dancing parts too.

Performing in the show is a challenge but one he is very much enjoying: "I can't tell you how much I am enjoying myself at the moment being involved with a beloved musical such as The Lion King. Rehearsals are tough, and very frequent so as to maintain the show's high standard of dance, singing and acting, but I love every second... I thank the BBC Performing Arts Fund for helping me on my way to live the dream I'm living!"

Before being cast in The Lion King, Waylon appeared in the UK tour of Riverdance and The Screams of Kitty Genovese.

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