Mandarin Production of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Musical Cast Team

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World Premiere of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Musical New Mandarin Production Hosted at Shanghai Disney Resort. The cast for the new musical comprises a strong roster of vocalists, actors, dancers, musicians and performers of all ages.

Gloria Guo

Role: Belle
Education Background: Shanghai Theatre Academy (BA in Musical)

Performance Experience
Musicals:
The Lion King Mandarin version
A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder Mandarin version
Ultimate Broadway 2015
Memories of The Valley
Thoroughly Modern Millie

TV Shows:
2015 City Spring Festival Celebration (2015, Hunan TV)
Day Day Up (2014, Hunan TV)
3.15 Show (2013, CCTV)

Other:
Frozen: A Sing-Along Celebration at Shanghai Disneyland

Dou-er Sun

Role: Beast
Education Background:
Hansei University (Majoring Musical)
Qingdao University (BA in Musical)

Performance Experience
Musicals:
Vincent van Gogh Mandarin version
The Three Body Problem
Thrill Me’ Mandarin version
Tiny Times
Shanghai - Bund

TV Shows:
The Voice of China Season 1 (2012, Zhejiang TV)
A Special Six-Plus-One (2010, CCTV)

Others:
Released several albums and 47 singles between 2010 - 2018

Kain Liu

Role: Gaston
Education Background:
Peking University (MFA)
Peking University (BA in Chinese Literature)

Performance Experience
Musicals:
Man of La Mancha Mandarin version
Avenue Q Mandarin version
Spiral Show

TV Shows:
Reader (2017, CCTV)

Xiang Li

Role: Lefou
Education Background: Beijing Dance Academy (BA in Musical)

Performance Experience
Musicals:
Cat Want to be Human
Rock Scissors Paper
Cats Mandarin version
The Lion King Shiki Production

Others:
Choreographer – Musical Letter

Benyu Xiong

Role: Lefou
Education Background:
Central Academy of Drama (Musical Major)
Beijing Dance Academy (BA in Musical)

Performance Experience
Musicals:
Secret

MV:
Title Song of ‘When Larry Met Mary’

Others:
Performer at APEC Meeting

Fred Ma

Role: Maurice
Education Background:
Shanghai Theatre Academy (MA in Directing)
Northwest Normal University (BA in Chinese Literature)

Performance Experience
Eye of the Storm - Captain Jack’s Stunt Spectacular at Shanghai Disneyland

Pai Peng

Role: Cogsworth
Education Background: Hubei Arts College (BA in Acting)

Performance Experience
Musicals:
The Lion King Mandarin version

Drama:
Talking about love, looking for jobs
Brothers
Red leaves
Belief
Sunrise
Liu Lun Tang
Taipei Bride
The door cannot be open
I’ll be back before midnight

Others:
Various stage performances in Hubei province

Haifei Mao

Role: Lumiere
Education Background: Nanjing Arts University (BA in Musical)

Performance Experience
Musicals:
Vincent van Gogh Mandarin version
Murder Ballad Mandarin version
Mini Love
Thrill Me Mandarin version
Queen of Coquetry
Tomato Remarkable
Cats Mandarin version
Mamma Mia Mandarin version

Drama:
Hummingbirds Fly Backwards

TV Shows:
National Treasure (2018, CCTV)

Jo Xu

Role: Mrs. Potts
Education Background: Shanghai Conservatory of Music (MA in Musical)

Performance Experience
Musicals:
Rock of Ages Mandarin version
The Search of Sound
Sleep No More Shanghai
Spring Awakening Mandarin version
Ultimate Broadway
I am in your future
Era

Mini Film:
Brain Science
I, Human

MV:
I am not lonely, I am very good

Fiona Zhu

Role: Mrs. Potts
Education Background: Shanghai Normal University (BA in Music Performance)

Performance Experience
Musicals:
Cinderella Mandarin version
Next to Normal Mandarin version
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder Mandarin version
The Lion King Mandarin version
Jane Eyre
What If

Others:
Music Director & Executive Director – Children Musical ‘The Three Little Pigs’ & ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ & ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’

Ura Li

Role: Babette
Education Background: Shanghai Conservatory of Music (BA in Musical)

Performance Experience
Musicals:
Mamma Mia Mandarin version
The Story of the Warriors
The Gill
Maritime
I am in Your Future

Others:
Song of Time Concert (Pan Hao Tang)
The Dungeon (British Immersive Drama)

Shao Lee

Role: Madam La Grande Bouche
Education Background: Taipei Arts University (BA in Drama)

Performance Experience
Musicals:
A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder Mandarin version
Mulan

TV Series:
First Love
Bravo Feature

Movie:
52Hz, I Love You
Touch of The Light

Drama:
Re/turn

Others:
Frozen: A Sing-Along Celebration at Shanghai Disneyland

Joel Angeles

Role: Ensemble
Education Background: St. John's College (BS in Hospitality Management)

Performance Experience
Disney Cruise Line Musical:
Disney Dream: Villains Tonight
Disney’s Believe
Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical
Spectacular

TV Shows:
Disney 365 with Disney Cruise Line

Others:
Flights of Fantasy Parade at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
Shows on Royal Caribbean International Cruise

Hsiang-Wen Chen

Role: Ensemble, Assistant Dance Captain
Education Background: Taipei Arts University (BA in Dance)

Performance Experience
Theatre Dance Works of Cloud Gate Dance:
Wall by Director ZHEN Zonglong
Grass by Director LIN Huaiming
Hsin-Chung by Director LIN Huaiming
Troppo Allegro (1999) by Director Wayne Engling
Into Mirror by Director ZHANG Guowei

Others:
Opening Ceremony at Taipei Summer Universidad

Kevin Cui

Role: Ensemble
Education Background:
Beijing Normal University (BA in Dance and Chinese Literature)
Beijing Opera Arts College (Majoring Dance)

Performance Experience
Musicals:
The Lion King Mandarin version
A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder Mandarin version

Contemporary Dance Works:
Salome
Moth
Dreams of Zen
The Name of the Rose
In Between
Ya Sheng Lin
Trans La Ralo
Theory of Evolution

Other Dance Works:
The Soul of A Water
Legend of Fire and Water
Goddess of Mercy Holy Water
Monkey King
Sense
Heart Beat of Hawaii

Nick Duan

Role: Ensemble
Education Background: Beijing Contemporary Music Academy (Musical and Contemporary Dance)

Performance Experience
Musicals:
The Lion King Mandarin version
Avenue Q Mandarin version
Into the Woods Mandarin version
Mamma Mia! Mandarin version

Others:
Green Army Men: Bucket O’ Fun at Shanghai Disneyland

Aiden Guo

Role: Ensemble
Education Background: Shanghai Conservatory of Music (BA in Musical)

Performance Experience
Musicals:
The Lion King Mandarin version
Little Shop of Horrors Mandarin version
Sunrise
The Peony Pavilion
I am in Your Future
Grease Mandarin version

Drama:
Thunderstorm
Earl of Oolong Mountain
Out of Order

Farr Huang

Role: Ensemble
Education Background: Guangxi Arts University (BA in Dance)

Performance Experience
Dance Works:
The Silk Road on The Sea
The Song of Guangxi
Difference

Others:
Golden Fairytale Fanfare at Shanghai Disneyland
Frozen: A Sing-Along Celebration at Shanghai Disneyland
Flights of Fantasy Parade at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

Lemon Huang

Role: Ensemble
Education Background: Shanghai Institute of Visual Art (BA in Musical)

Performance Experience
Musicals:
The Cat Who Wished to Be a Man Mandarin version
Mama loves me again

Naomi Leung

Role: Ensemble
Education Background: Cornish College of the Arts (BFA of Dance)

Performance Experience
Dance Works:
Ballet Swan Lake
Ballet Giselle
Ballet Sleeping Beauty
Contemporary Work by Nacho Duato, Kyle Abraham

Chenxue Li

Role: Ensemble
Education Background: Sichuan Conservatory of Music (BA in Musical)

Performance Experience
Others:
ETM Energy Times – Trainee

Crystal Liu

Role: Ensemble
Education Background: Shanghai Institute of Visual Art (BA in Musical)

Performance Experience
Musicals:
Fame Mandarin version

Film:
Who Sleeps My Bro

Sai Xue

Role: Ensemble
Education Background: Beijing Dance Academy (BA in Musical)

Performance Experience
Musicals:
Tomato Remarkable
Tiny Times
Five Fools

TV Shows:
Oriental

Others:
Frozen: A Sing-Along Celebration at Shanghai Disneyland
Eye of the Storm: Captain Jack’s Stunt Spectacular at Shanghai Disneyland

Nancy Wang

Role: Ensemble
Education Background: Shanghai Theatre Academy (BA in Musical)

Performance Experience
Musicals:
The Lion King Mandarin version
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Mandarin version
Little Shop of Horrors Mandarin version
Me, The Little Prince
Ultimate Broadway
Barbie Live! Mandarin version
Cats Mandarin version

Sarah Yu

Role: Ensemble
Education Background: Shanghai Institute of Visual Art (BA in Musical)

Performance Experience
Musicals:
The Cat Who Wished to Be a Man Mandarin version
Papa, I only Sing for You
Shanghai Dream

Lei Li

Role: Swing
Education Background: Sichuan Conservatory of Music (BA in Musical)

Performance Experience
Musicals:
The Lion King Mandarin version
How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying Mandarin version
Spiral Show

TV Shows:
My Singing Star Season 2 (2015, Shenzhen TV)
The Voice of China Season 2 (2013, Zhejiang TV)
The Best Years of Our Lives (2013, Anhui TV)

Others:
Mickey’s Film Festival at Shanghai Disney Resort

Miaomiao Li

Role: Swing
Education Background: Zhejiang Vocational Academy of Art (Dance Performance)

Performance Experience
Others:
Mickey’s Storybook Express at Shanghai Disneyland

Xinyi Xie

Role: Swing
Education Background: Shanghai Theatre Academy (BA in Musical)

Performance Experience
Musicals:
The Love of The White Snake
Alice in Wonderland
No ZUO No Life
The Feast of Princess

Joe Yin

Role: Swing, Dance Captain, Fight Captain
Education Background: Central China Normal University (BA in Dance Performances)

Performance Experience
TV Show:
Boys on the Left, Girls on the Right

Others:
Mickey’s Storybook Express at Shanghai Disneyland
Charming XiangXi
China’s First Equestrian Show

Musician

Kemao Chen

Instrument: Violin #1
Education Background:
San Francisco Conservatory of Music (Diploma in Violin Performance)
Central Conservatory of Music (BA in Violin Performance & Violin Making)

Performance Experience
Musicals:
Into the Woods Mandarin version

TV Shows:
King Cross (2016 Beijing TV )
Youth Role Models (2012 Beijing TV)
Cambridge – World Outstanding Chinese Awarding Ceremony (2011)

Others:
Personal Recital at St. Maria Cathedral in San Francisco, 2017
Performed at the Chinese Overseas Scholars Association at the Italian Embassy, 2013

Jascha Wang

Instrument: Violin #2
Education Background: Nankai Unviersity (BA in Human Resources)

Performance Experience
Peking Opera:
The Daughter of the Party

Others:
Labor Day Performances (CCTV)
Concerts by The National Ballet of China
Concerts by China’s National Opera & Dance Drama Theater Symphony

Rosy Luo

Instrument: Cello
Education Background:
Wuhan Conservatory Of Music (MA in Cello)
Wuhan Conservatory Of Music (BA in Cello)

Performance Experience
Others:
Cello Player, Hunan Symphony Orchestra
2nd Music Festival, Delaware, USA
Cello Research Camp, Kodály Misawur, Taiwan

Carlos Li

Instrument: Keyboard #1
Education Background: China Conservatory of Music (BA in Piano Performance)

Performance Experience
Musicals:
The Lion King Mandarin version
Into The Woods Mandarin version

Ula Wu

Instrument: Keyboard #2
Education Background: China East Normal University (BA in Music Education)

Performance Experience
Musicals:
The Lion King Mandarin version
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Mandarin version
Mama Mia! Mandarin version

Dengpan Long

Instrument: Oboe/English Horn
Education Background: Xinghai Conservatory of Music (BA in Oboe)

Performance Experience
Musicals:
Wicked

Others:
Oboe, English Horn player - Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra
Principal Oboe - GD Pearl River Cinema Philharmonic, Guangzhou, China

Yanghao Fan

Instrument: Clarinet
Education Background:
National Taipei University of Education (MFA in Music Performance)
Aletheia University (BA in Music Performance)

Performance Experience
Musicals:
Hair

Opera:
Die Fledermaus
Le nozze di Figaro

Others:
Clarinet and Band Leader - Shanghai Disneyland
AYO Asian Youth Orchestra, 2015
International Youth Wind Orchestra, 2011

Ted Jiang

Instrument: Drum/Percussionist
Education Background: Tianjin Conservatory of Music (BA in Percussion)

Performance Experience
Musicals:
The Lion King Mandarin version
Cats Mandarin version

Others:
Music production - Drum Mirror Rhythm
Music production - TAO

Chip Performer

Ryan Lin


Role: Chip

Age: 8 Years’ Old

School: Xujiahui Guangqi Primary School, Shanghai

Hobby: Drawing, Origami, Cycling

Shawn Xu


Role: Chip

Age: 8 Years’ Old

School: Pudong Shiwan Central Elementary School, Shanghai

Hobby: Piano, Football, Taekwondo, Video Games, Singing & Acting

William Cheng


Role: Chip

Age: 7 Years’ Old

School: Qibao Central Kindergarten, Shanghai

Hobby: Drawing, Piano, Lego

Justin Yang


Role: Chip

Age: 7 Years’ Old

School: Qibao Central Kindergarten, Shanghai

Hobby: Lego, Cycling, Football