Tarzan Workshop Featured Pascal, Morrison and Bundy; Collins in Attendance

News   Tarzan Workshop Featured Pascal, Morrison and Bundy; Collins in Attendance Grammy Award winner Phil Collins, who has written several additional songs for the stage version of Tarzan, attended the recent workshop of the new musical.

Adam Pascal
Adam Pascal

A Disney spokesperson confirmed the Collins attended the Jan. 30 Tarzan reading, which featured Daniel Manche as the Child Tarzan and Hairspray's Matthew Morrison as the Adult Tarzan. Former Rent-er Adam Pascal sang the role of the Tarzan Storyteller.

The remainder of the workshop cast included Everett Bradley (ensemble), Laura Bell Bundy (Jane), Will Chase (Clayton), Dwayne Clark (ensemble), Aisha de Haas (ensemble), Chris Fitzgerald (Adult Terk), Kristen Lee Kelly (ensemble), Joshua Kobak (ensemble), Anika Larsen (ensemble), Cass Morgan (Kala), Doug Storm (ensemble), Travis Walters (Child Terk), Alton White (Kerchak) and Paxton Whitehead (Porter).

David Henry Hwang has written the book for the new musical, which will feature design and direction by Bob Crowley.

Tarzan is based on the 1999 animated Disney film of the same, which featured songs by Phil Collins. Collins, in fact, won an Oscar for the "Tarzan" tune "You'll Be In My Heart." The film featured the voices of Tony Goldwyn (Tarzan), Minnie Driver (Jane Porter), Glenn Close (Kala), Brian Blessed (Clayton), Nigel Hawthorne (Porter), Lance Henriksen (Kerchak), Wayne Knight (Tanor), Alex D. Linz (Young Tarzan) and Rosie O'Donnell (Terk).

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