Richard White (actor)
August 4, 1953 |
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
|Occupation||Actor, opera singer|
|Notable work||Voice of Gaston LeGume 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. 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.
|1989||Great Performances||Gaylord Ravenal / Robert Mission / Himself||Episodes: "The New Moon"
"An Evening with Alan Jay Lerner"
|1991||Beauty and the Beast||Gaston (voice)|
|1992||The 64th Annual Academy Awards||Himself||(TV special)|
|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|
- 1980 - Elizabeth and Essex - Performer
- 1987 - The Desert Song - Pierre Birabeau/The Red Shadow
- 1984 - The Desert Song - Pierre Birabeau/The Red Shadow
- 1985 - Show Boat - Performer
- 1985 - Carousel - Performer
- 1987 - Annie Get Your Gun - Performer
- 1989 - Show Boat - Gaylord Ravenal
- 1991 - Phantom - Erik/The Phantom
- 1991 - The Merry Widow - Performer
- 1992 - Oklahoma! - Performer
- 1993 - Phantom - Erik/The Phantom
- 1994 - Camelot - Lancelot
- 1996 - Gigi - Performer
- 1998 - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Dr. Jekyll
- 2004 - Chasing Nicolette - Count de Valence
- 2013 - A Christmas Carol - Ebenezer Scrooge
|1989||Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II||"Where's The Mate For Me?"
"You Are Love"
"Act I Finale"
"Why Do I Love You?"
"You Are Love"
|Great Performances||Gaylord Ravenal|
|1991||Howard Ashman & Alan Menken||"Belle"
"The Mob Song"
|Beauty and the Beast||Gaston|
- "Life is a Banquet" in The 5th Avenue Theatre's MAME, 5th Avenue Theatre press release, 2008
- Live Online transcript: South Pacific, The Washington Post, January 10, 2003, 3 p.m.
- Full Casting Announced for Jekyll & Hyde, Starring Constantine Maroulis
- Richard White at the Internet Movie Database
- Richard White at the Internet Broadway Database
- The San Diego Drama King - An Interview with Richard White