Initial casting announced for Disney’s Hercules at Paper Mill Playhouse! ⚡️

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced initial casting for the all-new musical production of Disney’s Hercules, which will begin performances at Paper Mill Playhouse on Thursday 16 February 2023 and run until Sunday 19 March 2023. Opening night is set for Wednesday 1 March 2023.

The production will feature Bradley Gibson (The Lion KingA Bronx Tale The Musical) as Hercules, Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley (Broadway’s The Music Man 2022 revival, Oklahoma!) as Hades, Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton) as Phil, and Isabelle McCalla (AladdinThe Prom) as Meg.


Bradley Gibson, Shuler Hensley, James Monroe Iglehart & Isabelle McCalla

Hercules features music by Oscar, Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Alan Menken (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast) and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Zippel (City of Angels, Mulan) and a book by Tony Award winner Robert Horn (Tootsie) and Kwame Kwei-Armah (Artistic Director of London’s Young Vic), based on the Disney film written by Ron Clements, John Musker, Donald McEnery, Bob Shaw, and Irene Mecchi, and directed by Ron Clements and John MuskerThe music is supervised by Michael Kosarinand choreography is by Chase Brock and Tanisha ScottHercules is directed by Obie Award winner Lear deBessonet (Into the Woods).

Paper Mill Playhouse offers award-winning access programs and services, including audio-described performances and sensory seminars for the blind, open-captioned performances, Braille and large-print programs, and assistive listening devices. Programs, dates, and artists are subject to change. Complete casting to be announced at a later date.

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