Award winning actress and television personality Whoopi Goldberg was welcomed by Disney Theatrical Productions for a one night only performance as “Rafiki” in the Broadway production of “Disney’s The Lion King.” This particular performance, held at the Minskoff Theatre in New York City Thursday night (Jan 14)  was taped for an upcoming feature on ABC’s “The View.”

Goldberg, now a moderator on The View, lended her voice to one of the Hyenas in the 1994 Disney animated movie over 15 years ago. Pics of Whoopi as “Rifiki” in the Broadway musical  Disney’s The Lion King below…

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