Since Beauty and the Beast was turned into a hit stage musical over 20 years ago, Disney’s acclaimed Broadway shows have astonished millions worldwide.

On 23 October 2016, the European premiere of Disney’s Broadway Hits celebrated the best songs from these beloved musicals at an exceptional night of theatrical magic on the world famous stage of the Royal Albert Hall.

Disney's Broadway Hits. Photographer Manuel Harlan © Disney

Trevor Dion Nicholas & the West End Cast of Aladdin. Photographer Manuel Harlan © Disney

Backed by a 74-piece BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Keith Lockhart and a choir made up of students from the Royal Academy of Music and ArtsEd, emcee John Barrowman (star of West End musicals including Beauty & The Beast, Miss Saigon, Sunset Boulevard, The Phantom of the Opera, The Fix and Anything Goes) introduced world­‐class and award-winning Broadway singers and West End stars to the stage to perform Disney hits to an enthralled sell-out audience.


‘An evening of magical delight.’

‘There’s hardly a better venue in the world to experience the magic of Disney than the enchanting Royal Albert Hall’

John Barrowman. Photographer Manuel Harlan © Disney
Dean John Wilson & Jade Ewen, Ewen_Photographer Manuel Harlan © Disney
Ashley Brown. Photographer Manuel Harlan © Disney
Alton Fitzgerald & Josh Strickland. Photographer Manuel Harlan © Disney

The performances from the stellar cast of Scarlett Strallen (Mary Poppins), Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins), Alton Fitzgerald White (Lion King), Merle Danridge (Tarzan) and Josh Strickland (Tarzan) performed best-loved Disney classics from acclaimed Broadway and West End productions, including Mary Poppins, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid, plus a preview of Frozen’s Let It Go, due to hit the stage in 2018.

Eight-time Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken, who has penned hits including Aladdin’s iconic Whole New World and Colors of the Wind from Pocahontas, made a special guest appearance, singing Proud of Your Boy from the West End production of Aladdin.

Alan Menken. Photographer Manuel Harlan © Disney

Can you think of a more perfect end to a magical evening than with fireworks and a standing ovation?!

All photos Manuel Harlan © Disney