Beauty and the Beast, with Daniels and Little, Begins San Jose Run May 13 | Playbill

News Beauty and the Beast, with Daniels and Little, Begins San Jose Run May 13
American Musical Theatre of San Jose's Beauty and the Beast – starring Nikki Renee Daniels and Brad Little – begins performances May 13.

Daniels – who has appeared in Disney's Aida on Broadway as well as in Nine, Lestat, The Look of Love and the 2006 return of Les Misérables – stars as Belle with Phantom of the Opera veteran Little as the Beast.

Glenn Casale directs the musical with a book by Linda Woolverton and a score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice that runs through May 25.

Completing the cast of Beauty and the Beast are Edward Staudenmayer (Gaston), Ron Wisniski (Lumiere), Jeanne Lehman (Mrs. Potts), Jeff Skowron (Lefou), Michael Ray Wisely (Cogsworth), Stephen Pawley (Maurice), Marsha Mercant (Madame de la Grand Bouche), Lindsey Bracco (Babette) and Will Haubl and Tony Sinclair, who alternate in the role of Chip.

The ensemble comprises Kikau Alvaro, Isaac Benelli, Joven Calloway, Renee DeWeese, Joshua Ekblom, Naomi Hubert, James Monroe Iglehart, Courtney Iventosch, Ashley Little, Lauren Masiello, Darya Maximovich, Nick Nakashima, Keith Parks, Rizza Quinio, Melissa Reinard, Peyton Royal, Michael Susko and Kari Yancy.

Beauty and the Beast's creative team includes John MacInnis (choreography); Craig Barna (musical direction); J. Branson (scenic design); Tiia Torchia, Shawn Adrian DeCou and Miguel Angel Huidor (costume design); Pamela Gray (lighting design); Hage van Dijk (sound design); and Sharon Ridge (hair and make-up design). For tickets to American Musical Theatre of San Jose's production of Beauty and the Beast, call (888) 455-SHOW or visit

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