John Stamos and Graham Phillips have joined the cast of The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live! Stamos will play the role of Chef Louis and Phillips will star as Prince Eric.

What’s happening:

  • ABC has announced two more actors have joined the cast of The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live!
  • Following his performance as Chef Louis in the Hollywood Bowl production of The Little Mermaid, John Stamos will reprise his role as the eccentric French cook in The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live!
  • Graham Phillips, most known for his work on The Good Wife, will return to his live theater roots in the role of Prince Eric.
  • Both Stamos and Phillips will draw from their extensive stage experience, Stamos having made his Broadway debut in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, before joining the casts of The Best Man, Nine, and Cabaret, among others.
  • Phillips originated the role of Evan in Broadway’s 13.

SHAGGY, AULI'I CRAVALHO, ALAN MENKEN (COMPOSER)

SHAGGY, AULI'I CRAVALHO, ALAN MENKEN (COMPOSER)

  • The Little Mermaid Live! will also feature:
    • Auli’i Cravalho (Ariel)
    • Queen Latifah (Ursula)
    • Shaggy (Sebastian)
  • The special will air Tuesday, November 5 (8:00–10:00 pm EST), live on ABC.

About the special:

  • As previously announced, The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live! will honor the 30th anniversary of the beloved animated classic through a never-before-seen hybrid format that will take viewers on a magical adventure under the sea as live musical performances by a star-studded cast are interwoven into the broadcast of the original feature film.
  • The live musical event will feature beautifully intricate sets and costumes by designer, Zaldy, with music from the original animated film and the Broadway stage version, originally composed by Alan Menken.
  • Howard Ashman’s iconic film lyrics will also be showcased, while lyricist for the Broadway adaptation, Glenn Slater, will contribute to the star-studded spectacular as well.
  • Joining this all-star creative team are choreographers Nick Florez and RJ Durrell, who recently completed work on P!nk’s The Beautiful Trauma World Tour.

Creative team:

  • The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live! is produced by:
    • Done+Dusted
  • Executive producers include:
    • Done+Dusted’s Hamish Hamilton (also serving as director)
    • Katy Mullan
    • David Jammy
    • Raj Kapoor
    • Ian Stewart
    • Richard Kraft (Hollywood Bowl productions of The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast)