Cinderella Starring Brandy Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella turns 25.

Brandy Northwood, Whitney Houston and the rest of the Cinderella Cast.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella came out 25 years ago today. The television film, produced by Walt Disney Television, directed starred Brandy Norwood. Directed by Robert Iscove and sed on the French fairy tale by Charles Perrault, it was the second remake and third version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical. The cast also featured Whitney Houston, Jason Alexander, Whoopi Goldberg, Bernadette Peters, Veanne Cox, Natalie Desselle, and Victor Garber. It is streaming now on Disney+.


Cinderella (Brandy) chafes under the cruelty of her wicked stepmother (Bernadette Peters) and her evil stepsisters, Calliope (Veanne Cox) and Minerva (Natalie Desselle), until her Fairy Godmother (Whitney Houston) steps in to change her life for one unforgettable night. At the ball, she falls for handsome Prince Christopher (Paolo Montalban), whose parents, King Maximillian (Victor Garber) and Queen Constantina (Whoopi Goldberg), are anxious for him to find a suitable paramour.

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