Richard White (actor)

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Richard White
Born (1953-08-04) August 4, 1953 (age 63)
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Nationality American
Occupation Actor, opera singer
Years active 1979-present
Notable work Voice of Gaston in Disney's Beauty and the Beast (1991)

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.[1] 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.[1][2] 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.[citation needed] From 2012-2013, White starred as Sir Danvers Carew in the national tour and Broadway revival of Jekyll and Hyde.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
1989 Great Performances Gaylord Ravenal / Robert Mission / Himself Episodes: "The New Moon"
"Show Boat"
"An Evening with Alan Jay Lerner"
1991 Beauty and the Beast Gaston (voice)
1992 The 64th Annual Academy Awards Himself (TV special)
1993 Kill Zone Medic
2001-2003 House of Mouse Gaston (voice) Episodes: "Daisy's Debut"
"Clarabelle's Big Secret"
"The Mouse Who Came to Dinner"
"Humphrey in the House"
"Halloween with Hades"
2015 King's Quest Whisper (voice) Video game

Theatre Work[edit]



  • 1980 - Elizabeth and Essex - Performer
  • 1987 - The Desert Song - Pierre Birabeau/The Red Shadow



Year Artist/Writer Song Film Role
1989 Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II "Where's The Mate For Me?"
"Make Believe"
"You Are Love"
"Act I Finale"
"Why Do I Love You?"
"Nun's Processional"
"Make Believe"
"You Are Love"
Great Performances Gaylord Ravenal
1991 Howard Ashman & Alan Menken "Belle"
"The Mob Song"
"Gaston Reprise"
Beauty and the Beast Gaston


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