Gibson steps into the role of Simba, succeeding Jelani Remy, who will go on to appear in the Off-Broadway revival of Smokey Joe's Café.
The current cast also includes L. Steven Taylor as Mufasa, Adrienne Walker as Nala, Stephen Carlile as Scar, Tshidi Manye as Rafiki, Cameron Pow as Zazu, Ben Jeffrey as Pumbaa, and Fred Berman as Timon.
Gibson has also been seen on Broadway in Rocky; his Off-Broadway credits include Love’s Labour’s Lost (The Public Theater) and The School for Scandal (Red Bull Theater).
The hit musical celebrated its 20th anniversary on Broadway in November 2017.
(Updated July 2, 2018)