New Musical About Walt and Roy Disney Premieres Online July 9th

Disney fans can support the premiere of a musical based on the life of Walt and Roy Disney to benefit two charities, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and Broadway for Racial Justice (BFRJ). The virtual event is scheduled for July 9th at 8:00 pm ET.

What’s Happening:

  • Richard Allen and Taran Gray will premiere their new show, Walt and Roy: A Magical New Musical through a virtual performance on July 9th.
  • The production stars Payson Lewis as Walt Disney and Jonah Platt as Roy Disney.
  • The show takes place between 1923 and 1937, chronicling the Disney Brothers arrival in Los Angeles and the events leading up to the first feature length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
  • The show will be directed by Richard Allen with music direction by Charlie Reuter.
  • Tickets go on sale Friday, June 12th and will be available for purchase on
  • All money received will be given to Broadway Cares (BCEFA) and Broadway for Racial Justice (BFRJ).
  • The virtual performance will be on July 9th at 8pm ET.

Walt and Roy: A Magical New Musical Cast:

  • Walt Disney – Payson Lewis ("The Sing-Off," Hollywood Bowl’s Mama Mia)
  • Roy Disney – Jonah Platt ("The Office," Broadway’s Wicked)
  • Ub Iwerks – Conner Peirson (The Book of Mormon, US National Tour)
  • Chelsea Lapp (The Secret Garden, The Barn Stage Company)
  • Alex Arthur (Into The Woods, USC)
  • Kürt Norby (Allegiance, The Old Globe)
  • Thomas Reasoner (Evita, Theatre League)
  • Jon Sangster (The Book of Mormon, US National Tour)
  • Victoria Beall (Battle Universe, Disney Maker Studios)
  • Lafras Le Roux (Damn Yankees, San Diego Musical Theater)
  • Scott Redmond (Ride The Cyclone, Alliance Theatre)
  • Hailee Lipscomb (Adelaide, Mesa Repertory Company)
  • Nathan Nonhof (BAYARD, El Museo del Barrio)
  • Justin Kent (Godspell, CCT)
  • Cavin Mohrhardt (Twelfth Night, Theatricum Botanicum)
  • Bryan Porter (Archduke, The Mark Taper Forum).