Episode 183 – Richard White (Gaston)

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This week Bryan and Jonathan are joined for Richard White, the actor who portayed Gaston in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, to talk about his work on the film, a look back with the 25th anniversary of its release, and much more.

We also will make another Mouse Call to one of our loyal All About the Mouseketeers with Richard on the line. Together, as he and our lucky listener answer the All About the Mouseketeer Interview questions, we’ll get a peek into the passion for Disney that both Richard and our listener has in common.

If you would like to become an official All About the Mouseketeer, send us an email to podcast@aatmcentral.com and tell us your name and where your from. You can also send us an email with your phone number if you would like for us to call you on our next Mouse Call.

This week’s show is a lot of fun, so buckle up for the ride as we get a glimpse into the “real” Gaston!

Meet the REAL Gaston – Richard White!

Richard White (born August 4, 1953) is an American actor, opera singer and voice actor best known for voicing the character of Gaston in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and in the TV series House of Mouse.

He also played the character of Gaylord Ravenal in Show Boat at Paper Mill Playhouse and Robert Mission in The New Moon, at the New York City Opera. White also created the title role of Erik in the world premiere of Arthur Kopit and Maury Yeston’s musical, Phantom and sings the role on the cast recording. White has performed on Broadway as Joey in The Most Happy Fella and has had roles in New York revivals of Brigadoon, South Pacific, and Auntie Mame. He was nominated for a 1985 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Musical for “Carousel” at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. From 2012-2013, White starred as Sir Danvers Carew in the national tour and Broadway revival of Jekyll and Hyde.

From Wikipedia