Beauty and the Beast’ LIVE Announces Full Cast

'Beauty and the Beast’ LIVE Announces Full Cast
Josh Groban, Martin Short, Rita Moreno, Jon Jon Briones, H.E.R. photos from Facebook

The upcoming Beauty and the Beast live-action special’s full cast has been announced.

As previously reported, musician, H.E.R. will be playing Belle alongside Josh Groban as the Beast joined by Joshua Henry as Gaston, and Rita Moreno as the narrator.

Joining them are Martin Short as Lumiere, David Alan Grier as Cogsworth, Shania Twain as Mrs. Potts, Leo Abelo Perry as Chip, Rizwan Manji as LeFou, and Jon Jon Briones as Belle’s dad, Maurice.

It’s one of Disney’s biggest animated films, and the first to receive a nomination for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. The film was adapted into a Broadway musical in 1994 and was nominated for nine Tony Awards. The film was adapted into a live-action version in 2017.

The show will be directed by Hamish Hamilton and executive produced by Jon M. Chu, Caitlin Foito, Hamilton, Raj Kapoor, Richard Kraft and Katy Mullan.

The show will be a celebration to mark the animated classic’s 30th anniversary. The special will be taped in front of a live audience at Disney Studios and will air December 15 on ABC and on Disney+ on December 16.

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