Ages are Stage Ages



BELLE (Stage Age: 18-30) Belle is the original fairy tale

heroine–kind, gentle, and beautiful–but with an important


21st Century twist. She is a strong, intelligent, spirited


and independent young woman. Belle is the moral


conscience of the story, elevated by her thoughts and


deeds. The maturity and depth of her character allow her


to see the true beauty and spirit within The Beast, and to


love him for it. This role requires a very strong singer who


portrays innocence with her singing and speaking voice.


Mezzo-soprano: Low A-High F



THE BEAST (Stage Age: 21-35) The Beast’s tortured soul

is evident for all to see. He is paying the ultimate price for


a moment of mean-spiritedness, and wishes beyond


wishing that he could rectify his mistake. There is anger


and menace in The Beast’s appearance and behavior, but


increasingly we see his soft and endearing side as he


interacts with Belle. It becomes clear that he is a loving,


feeling, human being trapped within a hideous creature’s


body. This role requires a very strong singer, and the


actor must have a strong speaking voice and stage


presence. Baritone: A–High F



GASTON (Stage Age: 21-35) Gaston is the absolute

antithesis of The Beast. Although he is physically


handsome, he is shallow, completely self-centered, not


very bright, and thrives on attention. However, when his


ego is bruised he becomes a very dangerous foe for The


Beast, Belle and Maurice. This role requires a strong


singer and character actor who moves and dances well.


Baritone: A–High F



LEFOU (Stage Age: 18+) Lefou is Gaston’s dim-witted,

servile sidekick. He goes to extraordinary lengths and


suffers repeated humiliation in his efforts to please his


master. The actor must be comfortable with physical


comedy, and the role requires strong character acting.


Baritone: B–High F Sharp


MAURICE (Stage Age: 40+) Despite being a bit scatter-


brained, there is no mistaking Maurice’s steadfast love for


his daughter Belle. Kindly, gentle, enthusiastic and


inventive, he becomes single-minded and determined


when Belle faces danger. Maurice and Belle sing the lovely


duet No Matter What. Baritone: B flat–High D flat



BABETTE (Stage Age: 20’s-40’s) Babette is a saucy,

enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere’s


affections. This role requires good character acting and


she should move well, as she dances a tango with


Lumiere during Be Our Guest. This character speaks with


a French accent. Alto: C–C



LUMIERE (Stage Age: 20’s+) Lumiere is the French butler

who was transformed into a Candelabrum. He is light-


hearted, suave, romantic, smooth-talking, and charming.


He has a romantic involvement with Babette. This


character speaks with a French accent. This role requires


strong character acting, and he should move well as he


dances a tango with Babette. Baritone: A–High F sharp



COGSWORTH (Stage Age: 30+) Cogsworth is a tightly-

wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the


Beast’s household. He is a stuffy English man who loves


perfection. This character speaks with a British accent.


This role requires strong character acting. Baritone:


A–High E



MRS. POTTS (Stage Age: 30+) Mrs. Potts is a warm-

hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She sings the title


song Beauty and the Beast. This character speaks with a


British accent. Mezzo-Soprano: Low F sharp– High G



CHIP (Age 9-12 years old) Chip is an inquisitive little

teacup who is the son of Mrs. Potts. Boy Soprano: D–High






Madame is a former opera diva turned enchanted


wardrobe. Looking for natural comic timing. Soprano: C


sharp–High G



MONSIEUR D’ARQUE (Stage Age: 25+) D’arque is the

creepy, scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum,


The Maison De Lune. He doubles as a townsperson.


Tenor: D–High A



THREE SILLY GIRLS (Stage Age:16-30) The silly girls are

three pretty young maids who swoon over Gaston. They


are featured dancers who double as enchanted objects.




OBJECTS) – 16 years and above. The ensemble is very


busy, as they are both townspeople and enchanted


objects. There are several solo lines in songs like Belle


and The Mob Song, and many great dance numbers


(Gaston, Be Our Guest, and Human Again). The


Enchantress and Young Prince, the Baker, the Baker’s wife


and the Bookseller are all chorus members. Four chorus


members will be wolves who fight the Beast.



Prince Adam was cursed to a beast form by


Enchantress who saw no love in his arrogant heart


for others. The one way he could break the spell


was to learn to love another and earn her love in


return before the last petal from his enchanted


rose fell, which would bloom until his twenty-first


birthday. But who could ever learn to love a


beast? Ten years later, Maurice, an inventor from


a nearby village, becomes lost in the woods and


seeks shelter in the Beast's castle, the Beast


imprisons him for trespassing. His daughter Belle,


a bookworm who dreams of life outside her


provincial village, finds him trapped in the castle


and offers her place instead. The Beast accepts


with a promise she'll remain in the castle forever,


In the beginning Belle views him as nothing more


than a monster, he views her as difficult and


stubborn. But the two soon taste the bitter-


sweetness of finding you can change and learning


you were wrong.



Read more about the show HERE.



Disney's Beauty and the Beast opened on Broadway on


April 8, 1994, and ran for 5,461 perfornabces (13 years).


It is currently the 10th longest running musical on





The original production was nominated for nine Tony


Awards.  It won for Best Costume Design.