Meet the Cast for “The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live!” Spectacular

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!

The Little Mermaid Live — John Stamos as Chef Louis ©Disney

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.

The Little Mermaid Live — Graham Phillips as Prince Eric ©Disney

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 Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live! Concept Art ©Disney

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.

Will you be tuning into this live event? Let us know in the comments!

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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