The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live! is almost here. We’ve now been treated to a look at the well-known cast as their characters!
John Stamos joins the cast as Chef Louis. This is not a new role for him, he portrayed the French chef in the Hollywood Bowl production of The Little Mermaid.
Graham Phillips, known for his work on The Good Wife, is also joining the cast as Prince Eric. Stamos and Phillips join previously announced cast members Auli’i Cravalho as Ariel, Queen Latifah as Ursula, and Shaggy as Sebastian.
Stamos and Phillips will draw from their previous stage experience as they work on this event. Stamos made his Broadway debut in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, before joining the casts of Tony Award-nominated The Best Man, and Tony Award-winning musicals Nine and Cabaret, among others. Phillips originated the role of Evan in Broadway’s 13.
Watch this video revealing the cast as their characters here:
As previously announced, The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live! will honor the 30th anniversary of the animated classic through a never-before-seen hybrid format that will take viewers under the sea as live musical performances by the cast are interwoven into the broadcast of the original feature film.
The live musical event will feature music from the original animated film and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway stage version, originally composed by eight-time Oscar-winning composer, Alan Menken. Howard Ashman’s iconic film lyrics will also be showcased, while lyricist for the Broadway adaptation, Glenn Slater, will contribute to the spectacular as well.
The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live! will air Tuesday, November 5 at 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST live on ABC.
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