ABC’s live musical adaption Little Mermaid Live has cast John Stamos (Fuller House) and Graham Phillips.
Stamos will step into the crab-crazed role of Chef Louis, a character he previously played in The Little Mermaid‘s 2016 Hollywood Bowl production. Graham Phillips will play Prince Eric.
This televised production will honor the 30th anniversary of the beloved animated classic through a never-before-seen hybrid format that will take viewers on a magical adventure under the sea as live musical performances by a star-studded cast are interwoven into the broadcast of the original feature film.
The live musical event will feature beautifully intricate sets and costumes by three-time Emmy Award-winning designer, Zaldy, with music from the original animated film and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway stage version, originally composed by eight-time Oscar-winning composer, Alan Menken. Howard Ashman’s iconic film lyrics will also be showcased, while lyricist for the Broadway adaptation, Glenn Slater, will contribute to the star-studded spectacular as well.
Little Mermaid Live stars Auli’i Cravalho (Rise) as Ariel, Queen Latifah (Star) as Ursula and recording artist Shaggy as Sebastian.