In this image released by CBS, Marcia Gay Harden, from left, Melanie Chandra and Alton Fitzgerald White appear in a scene from the series “Code Black.” scheduled to air on Nov. 25, 2015 on CBS. White, who has played the role of “Mufasa” in “The Lion King” over 4000 times, guest stars. (Monty Brinton/CBS via AP)
By MARK KENNEDY, AP Drama Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — The overcrowded and stressful emergency room at CBS’ “Code Black” will soon receive a special patient — from “The Lion King.”
The network and Disney Theatrical Productions said Thursday that Alton Fitzgerald White, who has played the role of Mufasa in the musical over 4,000 times, will appear on the Nov. 25 episode of the medical drama starring Marcia Gay Harden.
White will play a cast member of the touring musical who arrives at the hospital with a throat infection. Fellow cast members gather by his bedside and help other patients find peace.
Show runner Michael Seitzman promises an episode that “gives you chills.” He said cast and crew of the TV show were sobbing onset as the professional singers sang “He Lives in You.”
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