Tony winners Patti LuPone and Brian Stokes Mitchell, who appeared together on Broadway in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, will lend their voices as guest stars in the new animated series Vampirina, which is set to premiere this fall on Disney Junior.
The series will star James Van Der Beek, Lauren Graham, and Isabella Crovetti as a vampire family who moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania. Van Der Beek and Graham will voice the roles of Vampirina’s parents, Boris and Oxana Hauntley, while 12-year-old Crovetti stars as Vampirina, a young vampire girl who is facing the joys and trials of being the new kid in town.
LuPone (currently on Broadway in War Paint) and Mitchell will play Vee’s grandparents, Nanpire and Grandpop, and Wanda Sykes is set to voice Vampirina’s gargoyle sidekick Gregoria.
The series will include original songs in each episode with music by Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond. Van Der Beek, Graham, and Crovetti perform the series’ theme song.
LuPone and Mitchell have both been special guest performers on Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are available for Playbill’s Rhine River cruise in August 2017, featuring Seth Rudetsky, Andréa Burns, Faith Prince, Terrence Mann, Charlotte d’Amboise, and Santino Fontana. Playbill Travel is now also booking Broadway on the Danube River with Michael Feinstein for November 2017, featuring Carmen Cusack, Julia Murney, Christopher Fitzgerald, Marc Kudisch, Christopher Sieber, Brandon Uranowitz, and Rudetsky, as well as other exciting talent to be announced. Visit PlaybillTravel.com for booking and information.