Disney’s The Little Mermaid

July 8 – 16

One of our most popular shows ever, Disney’s The Little Mermaid returns to the Muny stage for the third time. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s beloved tale centers on young Ariel, who yearns to venture beyond her underwater home and go where the people are, up on land. The enchanting musical includes tunes from Disney’s 1989 animated film, such as “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Poor Unfortunate Souls.” Theatregoers of all ages will want to be part of this world.  

Book by DOUG WRIGHT  • Music by ALAN MENKEN  • Lyrics by HOWARD ASHMAN & GLENN SLATER 

About the Show

  • John Tartaglia

    Director

  • Patrick O’Neill

    Choreographer

  • Annbritt DuChateau

    Music Director

  • Ann Beyersdorfer

    Scenic Design

  • Robin McGee

    Costume Design

  • Jason Lyons

    Lighting Design

  • John Shivers

    Co-Sound Design

  • David Patridge

    Co-Sound Design

  • Kate Freer

    Video Design

  • Ashley Rae Callahan

    Wig Designer

  • Eric Wright

    Puppet Designer

  • Bonnie Panson

    Production Stage Manager

Cast

Savy Jackson

SAVY JACKSON

Ariel

most recently made their Broadway debut in the original company of Bad Cinderella, starring in the titular role every Sunday. Other credits include the national tour of Once on This Island, Marian in Hood (Asolo Repertory Theatre) and Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (Geva Theatre). Savy is a singer/songwriter currently working on their debut EP and can also be seen in the upcoming Max feature Sweethearts.

Michael Maliakel

MICHAEL MALIAKEL

Prince Eric

Michael is currently in his third year in the title role in Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway. National tour: The Phantom of the Opera. New York: Anything Can Happen: The Songs of Maury Yeston. Regional: Sunset Boulevard (The Kennedy Center), Other World (Bucks County Playhouse), Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding (Berkeley Repertory), She Loves Me (PlayMakers Rep), Bernstein’s Mass (Ravinia Festival with Chicago Symphony). TV: Bull (CBS), Broadway’s Brightest Lights with Megan Hilty and Nikki Renée Daniels (PBS), An Evening With Lerner & Loewe (PBS), FBI (CBS). Concerts: Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, National Philharmonic, Tallahassee Symphony, American Pops Orchestra, Savannah Philharmonic, Albany Symphony.

Nicole Parker

NICOLE PARKER

Ursula

made her Broadway debut in Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. Other Broadway credits include Elphaba in Wicked and The People in the Picture with Donna Murphy. Off-Broadway, Nicole played Celine Dion in Titanique and Bea in These Paper Bullets at Atlantic Theater Company. She appeared again as Elphaba in the first national tour of Wicked. Regional: How to Succeed … (Rosemary, Reprise) and Funny Girl (Fanny, 3-D Theatricals, L.A. Ovation Award for Best Actress). Nicole was a series regular and contributing writer on Mad TV for six years. Other TV/film includes Key & Peele, Hot in Cleveland and Us. She has appeared as a guest vocalist with many symphonies including The Cincinnati Pops, National Symphony Orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. She co-hosts an improvised comedy podcast with Paul F. Tompkins called The Neighborhood Listen.

Christopher Sieber

CHRISTOPHER SIEBER

Chef Louis

Recent Muny: Annie (Oliver Warbucks), Jesus Christ Superstar (King Herod). Broadway: Company, The Prom, Matilda, Pippin, La Cage aux Folles, Shrek (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics nominations), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Tony nomination and West End Production), Chicago, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Into the Woods, Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, Triumph of Love. TV: Blue Bloods, Law & Order: SVU, The Good Wife, The Good Fight, Elementary, Ed, Sex and the City, Pushing Daisies, It’s All Relative, Two of a Kind and lots of daytime TV, including Guiding Light, All My Children and Another World, where his many recurring characters never went anywhere.

Ben Davis

BEN DAVIS

King Triton

Muny: Sweeney Todd (Sweeney), 1776 (Dickinson), Guys and Dolls (Sky), Jesus Christ Superstar (Pilate), Oklahoma! (Curly), South Pacific (Emile), Spamalot (Galahad). Broadway: 2003 Tony Honor for La Bohème (Marcello), Dear Evan Hansen (Larry, standby), Violet (Preacher), A Little Night Music, Les Misérables (Javert and Enjolras), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Trevor Graydon). Tours: The Sound of Music (Georg von Trapp), Spamalot (Galahad). UK: BBC Proms Kiss Me, Kate (Fred/Petruchio). Concerts: La Scala (Italy), Caramoor Center, Philly Pops, Boston Pops at Tanglewood, LA Phil, RTÉ (Ireland) and many others. TV/film: The Game, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Fire, Blue Bloods, A Hand of Bridge, The Magic Flute, 30 Rock, Numb3rs.

Fergie L. Philippe

FERGIE L. PHILIPPE

Sebastian

Past Muny shows: Legally Blonde (Emmett Forest), Jesus Christ Superstar. Broadway: Hamilton (Hercules Mulligan, James Madison), Camelot (Sir Sagramore, u/s King Arthur). Off-Broadway: The Connector (Bob Henshaw, Willis Taylor). National tour: Hamilton (Hercules Mulligan, James Madison). TV/film: The Good Fight, The Gilded Age, Law & Order: SVU, Space Cadet.

Jen Cody

JEN CODY

Scuttle

was last seen at The Muny as Charlotte in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Other Muny roles include Gypsy (Tessie Tura), Young Frankenstein (Elizabeth), The Addams Family (Grandma), Hello, Dolly! (Kevin Kline Award for Best Supporting Actress), The Pajama Game (Mae) and Peter Pan (Tiger Lily). Broadway: A Christmas Story, Shrek, The Pajama Game, Taboo, Urinetown, Seussical, Beauty and The Beast, Grease and Cats. Off-Broadway: Ghost, Cleopatra, The Wild Party, Judith of Bethulia, and Henry and Mudge (Drama League nomination). Film: Her voice appears in many cartoons, including her award-winning role as Charlotte La Bouff in Disney’s The Princess and The Frog, for which she received the Annie Award (voiceover “Oscar”), Lucky Stiff and Khumba. TV: New Amsterdam, The Good Fight, Younger, Instinct, Bull, Blue Bloods, Shrek Live, Unforgettable, American Dad, Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Phineas and Ferb, P. King Duckling, Winx Club, Robot and Monster, Law & Order.

Kennedy Kanagawa

KENNEDY KANAGAWA

Flotsam

He recently made his Broadway debut as Milky White in the critically acclaimed 2022 revival of Into the Woods, for which he received Drama Desk and Clive Barnes nominations. Off-Broadway: White Rose (Theatre Row), Dinner With Georgette (NY Theatre Workshop), Saturday Night (Second Stage), The Good Swimmer (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Lolita, My Love (York Theatre Company). Tour: Into the Woods. Regional: Waitress (Ogunquit Playhouse), Tiananmen (Phoenix Theatre Company), Eastbound (Village Theatre), Gold Mountain (Utah Shakespeare Festival), Last Ship to Proxima Centauri (Portland Stage).

Adam Fane

ADAM FANE

Jetsam

National tour: Rock of Ages, Regional: Jim Hensen’s Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas (Chicago), Ms. Blakk for President (Steppenwolf), Campy (Goodman), Shrek, Gypsy, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Ride the Cyclone (premiere, Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Little Shop of Horrors, Into the Woods, The Producers, Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Paramount Theatre), Jersey Boys (Norwegian), Billy Elliot (Porchlight Music Theatre), Chicago (Mason Street Warehouse), Cabaret (Theatre at the Center), Alice in Wonderland (Marriott Theatre), First Date (premiere, Royal George Theatre), Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man (Chicago premiere and Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Jersey Boys, Spamalot, Pippin and Avenue Q (Mercury Theater Chicago). Film: Canal Street, Finding Franklin, In Bloom. TV: Chicago PD (NBC).

Rich Pisarkiewicz

RICH PISARKIEWICZ

Grimsby

Rich began his Muny career in 1980 in South Pacific, starring Florence Henderson. Since then, he has had the opportunity to work with many talented artists both on and off the Muny stage. 2024 marks his 44th Muny season, and Disney’s The Little Mermaid is his 87th Muny production. This past off-season, Rich was privileged to host the historic seven-part series Moments: A Muny Original Docuseries. Regionally, Rich has worked at Stages St. Louis, The Rep, Shakespeare Festival, The Black Rep, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and Variety Children’s Theatre. Rich has been a member of Actors’ Equity Association since 1979, beginning with his portrayal of Richard Henry Lee in 1776 for Summerstage at Lindenwood College.

Leia Rhiannon Yogi

LEIA RHIANNON YOGI

Flounder

Muny credits include Matilda, On Your Feet!, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Beautiful and Sister Act. Outside of The Muny, Leia was the voice of Grace in the local PBS animated series Drawn In. She is a dedicated member of Muny Kids and Teens and has shared her skills through local theatre projects such as Big The Musical (Billy), Moana Jr. (Moana) and The Laramie Project. Outside of musical theatre, Leia has a passion for competitive dance, singing and piano.

Creative Team

JOHN TARTAGLIA

Director

Muny (Director): Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary PoppinsMatildaAnnieThe Wizard of OzTarzanShrek. Muny (Actor): Aladdin (Genie), Seussical (The Cat in the Hat), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Hysterium, St. Louis Theater Circle Award). Director: Stephen Schwartz’s The Secret Silk (Princess Cruises, writer/director), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Maltz Jupiter Theatre), Claudio Quest (NY Musical Festival, Best of the Fest), Shrek the Halls (DreamWorks Theatricals) and many more. Broadway: Avenue Q (Tony nomination), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Shrek. Film/TV: Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock (currently on Apple TV+), Johnny and the SpritesSesame Street, Jim Henson’s Word PartyJulie’s Greenroom, Jim Henson’s Splash and Bubbles.

PATRICK O’NEILL

Choreographer

Muny: Guys and Dolls (Co-choreographer), Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins (Choreographer), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Choreographer). Patrick was last represented on Broadway as the associate choreographer of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical School of Rock, which Patrick also staged in Sydney, Melbourne and Seoul. Upcoming: On the Edge (London), Radio 930 (New York). Other favorites: On a Clear Day … starring Harry Connick Jr. (Broadway), Ever After (Alliance Theatre), Barry Manilow’s Harmony (Ahmanson Theatre, Alliance Theatre) and The Nutty Professor (directed by Jerry Lewis). Co-creator of The Time Step Symposium, a program that connects and supports choreographers and musicians to ensure the future of dance music on Broadway.

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ANNBRITT duCHATEAU

Music Director

is presently associate music director/conductor for Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway. She was music director/conductor for national tours of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary PoppinsMiss SaigonThe Phantom of the Opera and Aspects of Love. She was associate music director/pianist for Andersson and Ulvaeus’ Kristina, performed/recorded at Carnegie Hall. Annbritt had the privilege to work beside Stephen Sondheim on several shows, including The FrogsInto the Woods and Company with the NY Philharmonic (associate music director and pianist). Annbritt played keyboards for the album of Menken’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. She is associate music supervisor for Disney’s AladdinBeauty and the Beast and Frozen. Ms. duChateau lives in NY with her husband, Charles (cellist/conductor/educator), and their two sons.