Kansas City native Ben Jeffrey (right), comes home to perform as Pumbaa, the flatulent warthog in Disney's "The Lion King" at Music Hall. For eight years, Jeffrey has played the role, opposite Fred Berman as the meerkat Timon, on Broadway.
Kansas City native Ben Jeffrey (right), comes home to perform as Pumbaa, the flatulent warthog in Disney's "The Lion King" at Music Hall. For eight years, Jeffrey has played the role, opposite Fred Berman as the meerkat Timon, on Broadway. Joan Marcus
Kansas City native Ben Jeffrey (right), comes home to perform as Pumbaa, the flatulent warthog in Disney's "The Lion King" at Music Hall. For eight years, Jeffrey has played the role, opposite Fred Berman as the meerkat Timon, on Broadway. Joan Marcus

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