Celebrity Self-Tape: Big Brother’s Tommy Bracco Delivers a Hilarious Audition for The Lion King

Tommy Bracco may be in self-imposed quarantine but his humor is still infectious. The former newsie and Big Brother Season 21 contestant put himself on tape to audition for another Disney musical: The Lion King.

In the video above, Bracco auditions for the role of Timon—a part he was clearly born to play with that genuine Staten Island accent—by singing “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” In this new Playbill original series, we’ve asked Broadway favorites to self-tape (as so many actors are being asked to do) for their dream roles, and Bracco goes all out with casting a Pumbaa, crafting props, and more.

Though he made his debut in Disney’s Newsies, Bracco most recently appeared on Broadway as Giulio in Pretty Woman: The Musical and as Mike in City Center’s gala production of A Chorus Line.

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