Theatre Under The Stars Announces the Cast of  Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

HOUSTON — Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to announce the cast for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Twenty-five years ago, Theatre Under The Stars helped usher in a new musical era with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The show became an international sensation that played a remarkable 13-year run on Broadway and has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. Now, just in time for the holiday season, TUTS brings this magical story to life once again for Houston audiences. Beauty and the Beast will be directed and choreographed by Broadway choreographer, Chris Bailey, who recently choreographed Gettin’ the Band Back Together.

Leading off the cast in the roles of “Belle” and “Beast” are Delphi Borich and Michael Burrell. Borich’s credits include the National Tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, as well as regional productions of Peter and the Starcatcher and Gloria. Burrell’s recent credits include HairMeet Me in St. Louis, and Amazing Grace.

Keith Hines joins the cast as “Gaston”. Hines’ credits include an Off-Broadway production of Cougar The Musical, the National Tour of Jersey Boys, and regional productions of Camelot and Les MiserablesEddie Korbich is playing “Maurice.” Korbich was in the Original Broadway Companies of SeussicalWicked, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. He’s also appeared on numerous TV shows including Law & Order and Nurse JackiePrice Waldman and James Patterson join the cast as “Cogsworth” and “Lumiere” respectively. Waldman has appeared on Broadway in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and MurderThe Little Mermaid, and The Lion King. Patterson has been seen on Broadway in Gigi, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and State FairCarla Woods joins the cast as “Mrs. Potts”. Among her many credits are the First National Tours for both All Shook Up and Sister Act. Barrett Riggins returns to TUTS in the role of “Lefou.” Riggins was last seen at TUTS starring in the 2018 production of Memphis. His other regional credits include All Shook Up and RagtimeNasia Thomas is playing ”Babette”. Thomas joins TUTS after appearing in the pre-Broadway engagement of Ain’t Too Proud: The Temptations. She has also appeared on Broadway in Beautiful: The Carole King StoryJana Ellsworth is making her TUTS debut as “Madame de la Grand Bouche.” Brennan Emeka is playing “Chip”. A student at The River Performing and Visual Arts Center, he most recently appeared in TUTS’ production of Oklahoma!.

Rounding out the cast in the Ensemble are Drew Carr, Courtney Chilton, Tyler Galindo, Logan Keslar, Jacob Major, Grace Muawad, Jessie Peltier, Kiaya Scott, Christopher Tipps, Cara Treacy, Madison Turner, and Phil Young. The production also features an ensemble of students from TUTS Humphreys School of Musical Theatre and The River Performing and Visual Arts Center. The Student Ensemble is: Julie Amez-Zungia, Asante Anglade, Abigual Caudle, Abriel Coleman, Mabyn Coleman, Bryce Cooper, Emma Kate Farlow, Carlos Garza, Isabella Garza, Bryce Gilleylen, Henry Hackney, Michael Karash, Julian Lammey, Natalie Lammey, Campbell Lemons, Kelly Lomonte, Jaclyn Moreno, Caden Moser, Riley Neal, Hannah Pettit, Francisco Ramos, Cameron Redwine, Ava Reistroffer, Sara Roldan, Myranda Sanchez, Cohle Smith, Eleanor Soltes, Ainsley Stonebarger Vivian Tallerine, Claire Valdez, Jessie Vance, Zoe White, Ayvan Williams, Abby Yadan, and Mia Zatarain.

Joining Bailey on the production are Music Director, Stephen W. Jones, Set Designer, Kelly Tighe, Costume Designer, Colleen Grady, Lighting Designer, Rob Denton, Sound Designer, Andrew Harper, Hair and Makeup Designer, Gerard Kelly, and Associate Choreographer, Beth Crandall. Casting for Beauty and the Beast was provided by Megan Larche Dominick, CSA.

This magical production of Beauty and the Beast runs December 8 through 23 at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at just $30, and are available at online at, or by contacting the TUTS Box Office by phone at (713) 558-8887 or in person by visiting the Box Office located at 800 Bagby Street.

This production of Beauty and the Beast is made possible thanks to the generous support of production sponsors, Enbridge and the Humphreys Foundation.

Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital is the official healthcare partner of Theatre Under The Stars. United Airlines is the official airline partner of Theatre Under The Stars. KTRK ABC-13 is the official media partner of Theatre Under The Stars. Phoenicia Specialty Foods is the official catering partner of Theatre Under the Stars. TUTS is supported in part by the City of Houston through the Theater District and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

THEATRE UNDER THE STARS (“TUTS”) – (Dan KnechtgesArtistic DirectorHillary J HartExecutive Director) – was founded by Frank M. Young in 1968 and is Houston’s leading musical theatre company for performance, arts education and professional theatrical training; ranging from the classics to new work development. As a 501c3 performing arts organization, TUTS is dedicated to breaking down barriers to access by focusing on inclusivity, education, and community engagement through a commitment to artistic excellence, programs in the community, technique-based curriculum at the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre, and explorative, creative life-skills at The River Performing and Visual Arts Center. For more information, visit