“I recently saw a clip of the Behind the Scenes video for Beauty and the Beast, and was blown away by the guy who voices Gaston. His singing voice was always one of my favourites, but after watching him perform for those few seconds I was in complete awe. It really upsets me that there isn’t more footage of such a wonderful performer”
Glory Crampton and Richard White in the original staging of Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit’s stage musical, Phantom. Theater Under the Stars, Houston, Texas, United States. Ca. 1991.
Fun facts: The ‘other’ big Phantom of the Opera musical, Phantom has been performed in over 1,000 different productions, including a Takarazuka production. Also, Richard White is the voice of Gaston in the Disney animated film Beauty and the Beast.
So this weekend I went to Fanboy Expo in Tampa, and was able to meet(and speak cohesive words to) Paige O’Hara(Original Voice of Belle), Richard White(Gaston/PHANTOM IN YESTON/KOPIT’S PHANTOM), and Christopher Daniel Barnes(Prince Eric in the Little Mermaid).
Oh my God. My heart. MY HEART.
Also, to note, this is the same dress and the same jewelry I used for my Sido cosplay from The Red Necklace.. as it turns out… they all fit *really* well with Belle.