Disney Theatrical Productions hosted “Disney Theatrical at 25: The Stars Align” at BroadwayCon. The panel was made up of some of the stars who created these indelible shows and characters in their original productions.
Moderated by Disney Theatrical Productions head Thomas Schumacher, the panel was a fascinating and hilariously filled with behind-the-scenes stories.
Panelists included Christian Borle (Tony®-winning Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher)
Ashley Brown (title role in Mary Poppins)
Merle Dandridge(Kala in Tarzan)
Susan Egan (Belle in Beauty and the Beast)
James Monroe Iglehart(Tony-winning Genie in Aladdin), and Patti Murin (Anna in Frozen).
Disney Theatrical Productions, a division of The Walt Disney Studios, was formed in 1994 and operates under the direction of Thomas Schumacher. Worldwide, its 10 Broadway titles have been seen by over 160 million theatergoers and have been nominated for 62 Tony® Awards, winning Broadway’s highest honor 20 times. With more than 20 productions currently produced or licensed, a Disney musical is being performed professionally somewhere on the planet virtually every hour of the day.