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Inside Rehearsals for Paul Rudnick’s New Play BIG NIGHT at the Douglas

Last Picture: (Back row) Costume designer William Ivey Long, Director Walter Bobbie, Cast members Luke Macfarlane, Max Jenkins, Tom Phelan, Playwright Paul Rudnick; (Front row) Cast members Wendie Malick, Brian Hutchison and Kecia Lewis.

Photo Credit: Craig Schwartz

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A Non-Exhaustive List of Disney Characters of Color:

  • The Jungle Book (1967)
    • Mowgli (Bruce Reitherman)
  • Aladdin (1992)
    • Aladdin (Scott Weinger)
    • Princess Jasmine (Linda Larkin)
    • Sultan (Douglas Seale)
    • Jafar (Jonathan Freeman)
    • Razoul (Jim Cummings)
  • The Jungle Book (1994)
    • Mowgli (Jason Scott Lee/Sean Naegeli)
  • Pocahontas (1995)
    • Pocahontas (Irene Bedard/Judy Kuhn)
    • Chief Powhatan (Russell Means)
    • Nakoma (Michelle St. John)
    • Kocoum (James Apaumut Fall)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
    • Quasimodo’s Mother (Mary Kay Bergman)
    • Esmeralda (Demi Moore/Heidi Mollenhauer)
    • Clopin (Paul Kandel)
  • The Wonderful World of Disney: Cinderella (1997)
    • Cinderella (Brandy)
    • His Royal Highness Prince Christopher Rupert Windermere Vladimir Carl Alexander Francois Reginald Lancelot Herman Gregory James (Paolo Montalban)
    • Fairy Godmother (Whitney Houston)
    • Her MajestyQueen Constantina Charlotte Ermantrude Guinevere Maizy Marguerite Ann (Whoopi Goldberg)
    • Minerva (Natalie Desselle Reid)
  • Mulan (1998)
    • Fa Mulan (Ming-Na Wen/Lea Salonga)
    • Li Shang (BD Wong/Donny Osmond)
    • Yao (Harvey Fierstein)
    • Ling (Gedde Watanabe/Matthew Wilder)
    • Chien-Po (Jerry S. Tondo)
    • Fa Zhou (Soon-Tek Oh)
    • Fa Li (Freda Foh Shen)
    • Grandma Fa (June Foray/Marni Nixon)
    • General Li (James Shigeta)
    • The Emperor (Pat Morita)
    • Chi Fu (James Hong)
    • Shan-Yu (Miguel Ferrer)
  • The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
    • Emperor Kuzco (David Spade)
    • Pacha (John Goodman)
    • Chicha (Wendie Malick)
    • Chaca (Kellyann Kelso)
    • Tipo (Eli Russell Linnetz)
    • Yzma (Eartha Kitt)
    • Kronk (Patrick Warburton)
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
    • Princess Kida (Cree Summer/Natalie Strom)
    • King Kashekim Nedakh (Leonard Nimoy)
    • Dr. Joshua Strongbear Sweet (Phil Morris)
    • Audrey Rocio Ramirez (Jacqueline Obradors)
  • Lilo & Stitch (2002)
    • Lilo (Daveigh Chase)
    • Nani (Tia Carrere)
    • David Kawena (Jason Scott Lee)
    • Cobra Bubbles (Ving Rhames)
  • Brother Bear (2003)
    • Kenai (Joaquin Phoenix)
    • Sitka (D.B. Sweeney)
    • Denahi (Jason Raize)
    • Tanana (Joan Copeland)
  • Home on the Range (2004)
    • Rico (Charles Dennis)
  • The Princess and the Frog (2009)
    • Tiana (Anika Noni Rose/Elizabeth Dampier)
    • Prince Naveen (Bruno Campos)
    • Eudora (Oprah Winfrey)
    • James (Terrence Howard)
    • Mama Odie (Jenifer Lewis)
    • Dr. Facilier (Keith David)
    • Prince Ralphie (Seth R. Williamson)
  • Once Upon a Time (2011-present)
    • Mulan (Jamie Chung)
    • Jasmine (Karen David)
    • Aladdin (Deniz Akdeniz)
    • Jafar (Oded Fehr [and Naveen Andrews on Once Upon a Time in Wonderland])
    • Rapunzel (Alexandra Metz)
    • Ursula (Merrin Dungey/Tiffany Boone)
    • Merlin (Elliot Knight)
    • Tamara (Sonequa Martin-Green)
  • Sofia the First (2013-present)
    • Princess Hildegard (Coco Grayson)
    • Princess Astrid (no voice actor as of this writing)
    • Princess Clio (Hayley Graham)
    • Prince Khalid (Khamani Griffin)  
    • Princess Jun (Michaela Zee)
    • Princess Maya (Olivia Grace)
    • Princess Leena (Sarah Mitchell)
    • Princess Lani (Abigail Mavity)
    • Prince Zandar (Karan Brar)
    • Prince Jin (Brian Lee)
    • Emperor Quon (James Sie)
    • Empress Lin-Lin (G.K. Bowes)
    • Madam Ubetcha (Nika Futterman)
    • Wu-Chang (Keone Young)
    • Mamanu (Angelique Perrin)
    • Ruby Hanshaw (Diamond White)
    • Helen Hanshaw (Viola Davis)
    • Plank (Phil Morris)
    • Sir Maxwell (Thomas Bromhead)
  • Big Hero 6 (2014)
    • Hiro (Ryan Potter)
    • Tadashi (Daniel Henney)
    • Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr.)
    • Go Go (Jamie Chung)
    • Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez)
  • Cinderella (2015)
    • Captain (Nonso Anozie)
    • Princess Chelina of Zaragosa (Jana Perez)
  • The Jungle Book (2016)
    • Mowgli (Neel Sethi)
  • Elena of Avalor (2016-present)
    • Princess Elena (Aimee Carrero)
    • Princess Isabel (Jenna Ortega)
    • Francisco (Emiliano Díez)
    • Luisa (Julia Vera)
    • Chancellor Esteban (Christian Lanz)
    • Mateo (Joseph Haro)
    • Gabe (Jorge Diaz)
    • Armando (Joe Nunez)
    • Prince Alonso (Tyler Posey)
  • Moana (2016)
    • Moana (Auli'i Cravalho)
    • Maui (Dwayne Johnson)
    • Chief Tui (Temuera Morrison)
    • Sina (Nicole Scherzinger)
    • Gramma Tala (Rachel House)
  • Beauty and the Beast (2017)
    • Plumette (Gugu Mbatha-Raw)
    • Madame Garderobe (Audra McDonald)
    • Père Robert (Ray Fearon)
  • Coco (2017)
    • Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez)
    • Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt)
    • Abuelita (Renee Victor)
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“Mirren was pulled from the Thames by American actress Susan Lucci. A grateful Mirren has promised to cast Lucci in her next film, to be directed by Martin Scorsese. Could an Oscar for Lucci be the reward for her heroic act?”

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“One of those rare things… when you become part of an ensemble, you want to find your particular niche in this piece. We all realized early on that we bring something unique to this. We have great mutual respect and really get along like a house on fire. We all make each other laugh – there have been many times where the makeup artists have to come over with Kleenex to repair the mascara from crying from laughing so hard. It’s like playing tennis with great players. Everybody hits the ball back, and we all sort of get to excel that particular kind of comedy we do best.”