Ray Sefo To Play Maui In Broadway Adaptation of Disney’s Smash Hit ‘Moana’

It wasn’t what fans were expecting, but Ray Sefo wasn’t kidding when he told MMAjunkie that “big things were coming in 2018.”

WSOF President, kickboxing legend and star of Godzilla: Final Wars, Sefo will be filling Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson‘s very large sandals in the just announced “Moana: The Broadway Musical” set to delight audiences beginning in 2018.

Many of his most loyal fans may not be aware of Sefo’s acting background or the fact that he actually earned his nickname “Sugarfoot” from his prolific work in musical theater during his formative teen years. He can be seen singing and dancing alongside a young Christian Bale in Disney’s original “Newsies” theatrical release, which has gone on to garner a cult following and a Tony Award winning show of its own.

Although Sefo may be the first combat sports legend to sign onto the new stage-version of popular animated film, he’s really following in the footsteps of two other greats, Bas Rutten and Randy Couture, who made unaccredited appearances in the original movie. If you blinked you might have missed them in the pivotal scene where Moana and Maui faces off with the fan-favorite Kakamora Coconut Pirates at the start of the film’s second act.

We can only imagine the delight fans of all ages will feel when Sefo sings Maui’s signature song, “You’re Welcome” for the first time which ends with a hearty “THANK YOU!” No Ray. Thank YOU!