Complete Casting Revealed For Disney's Filmed Aladdin Musical
As previously reported, Disney's hit West End musical Aladdin was filmed for worldwide release just before closing in London last year. Today we learn new details on the complete cast of the filmed production, which will join our growing list of streaming Broadway musicals.
While Disney was originally planning to release "Aladdin" earlier this year, plans changed when another Broadway musical, "Hamilton", was fast-tracked to the streaming platform from its original October 2021 theatrical release.
The complete casting for the filmed performance includes:
Ainsley Melham as Aladdin
Ainsley Melham is an Australian actor, best known as a former member of Australian children's musical group Hi-5, and for playing the title role in Disney's Aladdin in Australia, and later on Broadway.
Trevor Dion Nicholas as Genie
Trevor Dion Nicholas played the Genie in the London production of Disney's Aladdin since the musical opened in 2016.
Isabelle McCalla as Jasmine
Isabelle McCalla is an American actress and singer. She is best known for playing Alyssa Greene in the Broadway musical The Prom, and playing Jasmine in the Broadway musical version of Disney's Aladdin.
Jonathan Freeman as Jafar
Jonathan Freeman is an American actor, voice actor, singer, and puppeteer, known for puppetering and voicing Tito Swing in Shining Time Station and for voicing Jafar in Disney's Aladdin franchise, as well as the Kingdom Hearts franchise and the 2011 Aladdin musical.
Don Darryll Rivera as Iago
For the past nine years, Don Darryll Rivera has been bringing Iago, Jafar's evil sidekick in Aladdin, to life on stage. Known as a talking parrot in the 1992 animated movie, Iago takes human form in the Disney musical, and Rivera has been playing the role since the show's world premiere at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle in 2011.
Irvine Iqbal as Sultan
Irvine Iqbal appeared in the West End production of ‘Aladdin’ at the Prince Edward Theatre, London.
Brian Gonzales as Babkak
Brian is currently plauying Babkak in Disney's Aladdin while also originating the role on Broadway. Aladdin is his 4th Broadway show after 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Shrek, and One Man Two Guv'nors with James Corden.
Robert Tripolino as Omar
Robert most recently played Jesus in the Regents Park Open Air production of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Barbican Centre, London. He played Omar in Aladdin in Australia Tour.
Additionally, the cast will feature Robertina Bonano and Sadi-Jean Shirley as Attendants, Tarisha Rommick as Fortune-Teller, Dann Kharsa as Razoul, and Tarik Frimpong as Prince Abdullah.
The ensemble members include: Angeline Bell, Robertina Bonano, Paje Campbell, Lauren Chia, Bianca Cordice, Reece Darlington-Delaire, Kade Ferraiolo, Tarik Frimpong, Patrick John, Antony Hewitt, Abigail Johnson, Dann Kharsa, Victoria Layzell, Ethan Le Phong, Richard Murphy, Ian Oswald, Alex Pinder, Tarisha Rommick, Kyle Seeley, Sadie-Jean Shirley, Dominic Sibanda, Kayleigh Thadani, Justin Thomas, Damien Winchester
The filmed performance is conducted by Daniel Whitby.