The Walt Disney Company is thrilled to announce the full cast of Beauty and the Beast, including the roles
of Lumiere, Cogsworth and Mrs Potts. This new production of Beauty and the Beast will have its Australian
premiere at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre this June.
Rohan Browne will step into the role of Lumiere, Cogsworth will be played by Gareth Jacobs
and Jayde Westaby will play Mrs Potts.
One of Australia’s most versatile performers, Rohan Browne has played Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz,
Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain and Riff in West Side Story. He graced the silver screen in Dance
Academy, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and Hamish & Andy’s True Stories, and was an original artist
in the groundbreaking motion picture, the Academy Award-winning Happy Feet.
Best known for his star turn as the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin, Melbourne’s Gareth Jacobs is currently
performing in Disney’s Mary Poppins.
Hailing from the UK, Jayde Westaby’s theatre credits include playing the roles of Magenta in The Rocky
Horror Show (UK tour), Rizzo in Grease (West End), Ali in Mamma Mia! (International tour), the original
London cast of Thoroughly Modern Millie (West End) and in a full circle moment Jayde played the
Enchantress in the original cast of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (UK tour). Jayde is currently playing
Madame Giry in Opera Australia’s production of Phantom of the Opera.
The role of Babette will be played by Hayley Martin and Alana Tranter will play Madame.
Joining the ensemble is Tanika Anderson, Richard Astbury, Sarah Bourke, Cameron Boxall, William
Brougham, Virginia Cashmere, Emily Corkeron, Phoebe Coupe, Amba Fewster, Anthony Garcia, Luke
Haberecht, Jackson Head, Amy Hopwood, Brady Kitchingham, Chloe Malek, Ryan Ophel, Anthony
Sheppard, Thalia Smith, Luke Ward and Grace Williams.
This exciting collection of Australian performers joins the previously announced cast of Shubshri Kandiah as Belle, Brendan Xavier as Beast, Andy Cook as Gaston, Nick Cox as Le Fou and Rodney Dobson as Maurice.
To view all cast headshots and biographies, visit Cast & Creative.