Nathaniel Stampley

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Nathaniel Stampley is an African-American actor. He has performed in the West End, on Broadway, on tours, and regionally.


On Broadway, he was a replacement for Mufasa in The Lion King, and was in the opening night cast of The Color Purple as Buster, Chief, an ensemble member, and an understudy for Harpo. He also played Mufasa in The Lion King in the West End and on the national tour. He was in the national tour of Ragtime. Regionally, he has been Lucas in Abyssinia at the North Shore Music Theatre, Warrior and the Russian Admiral in Pacific Overtures at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, in Strike up the Band and One Touch of Venus in the Auditorium Theatre’s Ovations! series, in Show Boat at the Sacramento Music Circus, and in Violet, Once on This Island and Big River at the Apple Tree Theatre. He received a Joseph Jefferson Award nomination for his part in Big River. He was an understudy for the roles of Crown and the title role in the 2012 revival of Porgy and Bess. He will play Porgy in the 2013 tour of the revival

Personal life[edit]

Stampley is married to Lanette Costas, whom he met in the national tour of The Lion King.


Graduated from UW-Madison around 1996.