Exclusive! Gorgeous Backstage Portraits of Kate Rockwell, Nicholas Rodriguez, Rob McClure in Muny's Beauty and the Beast
In addition to Rob McClure, the cast is led by Kate Rockwell (Belle), Nicholas Rodriguez (Beast), Nathaniel Hackmann (Gaston), Lenny Wolpe (Maurice), Deidre Goodwin (Babette), Marva Hicks (Mrs. Potts), Steve Rosen (Cogsworth), Michael Hartung (Lefou) and Spencer Jones (Chip). The ensemble includes Courtney Arango, Lori Barrett-Pagano, Shawn Bowers, Matthew Davies, Jordan De Leon, Courtney Echols, Ellie Fishman, Emma Gassett, Berklea Going, Austin Glen Jacobs, Madison Johnson, Wonza Johnson, Zachary Daniel Jones, Hannah Kiem, Marina Kondo, Jacob Lacopo, Drew Nellessen, Kaela O'Connor, Rich Pisarkiewicz, Drew Redington, Heather Jane Rolff, Kay Trinidad, Josh Walden and Sharrod Williams.
Beauty and the Beast, which has music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and book by Linda Woolverton, "tells the story of a cursed prince transformed into a hideous beast and the adventurous young woman named Belle whose love could break the curse," according to press notes.