Susan Egan may be best known to Disney fans for her Broadway debut originating the role of Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, or perhaps for voicing the female lead Meg (Megara) in Disney’s feature animated film Hercules. […]

In 1994, Susan Egan originated the role of Belle in the Broadway production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and earned both Drama Desk and Tony Award nominations as “Best Actress in a Musical.”  This was Disney’s first foray into theatrical productions, on Broadway, adapting a film considered part of a new revival of Disney animation, and with an unknown in the lead role.

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