Jason Raize Resource

"Dreams are what I live on, and the magic of having them come true makes you work even harder and make your dreams even bigger."
--Jason Raize

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Jason performing "Endless Night" on The Rosie O'Donnell Show in 1997.

Best known for originating the role of Simba in the 1997 Broadway blockbuster The Lion King, actor/singer Jason Raize also hosted the television series Keeping it Wild with Jason Raize, recorded a solo album, headlined a Disney Channel concert special, and served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme. Sadly, Jason ended his life in February 2004 at age 28.

This site has been online since 1998, and I hope that it will remain a resource for fans of Jason who wish to find out more about this talented performer's life and career.

New Content!

September 5, 2011 update:

August 14, 2011 updates:

July 25, 2011 updates:
  • Two new videos added:
    • Jason, Samuel E. Wright, Tsidii Le Loka, Scott Irby-Ranniar, and Ensemble perform a combined version of "They Live in You" and "He Lives in You" on The Rosie O'Donnell Show
    • Interview with Jason seen in From Pride Rock to Times Square... The Lion King Comes to Broadway preview special

June 25, 2011 updates:

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Site originally conceived by Meredith Lee and Kathleen Ludewig in January 1998