DID YOU KNOW?: Before wowing audiences with her now Award winning portrayal of the iconic "Star Cher" in the smash hit The Cher Show, Tony winner Stephanie J. Block began her professional career performing in the Entertainment as Disneyland. She's played everyone from "Fifer The Pig" to a Glockenspiel player in all the parades, and most importantly a Disney Princess.

During her time working at Disneyland at just 19 years old, Stephanie portrayed the role of "Belle" in the park's stage production of Beauty and the Beast at the Fantasyland Theater that ran from 1992-1995. This production also served as a development platform for when the Broadway show version was created. In addition, Block mentioned during her PBS concert special that she was in that final callback for originating the role of "Belle" on Broadway. However, the casting director said she was TOO GREEN. The role would then be given to Susan Egan who received a 1994 Tony nomination for her performance.

Check out the 2 part video below of her playing the beloved, smart, and intelligent bookworm princess back in 1992?


Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxoJxIcpmCs
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of4seNejtdA

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