Donny Osmond

  1. Frankie Avalon, Grease, 1977.        Flamboyant producer Allan Carr’s dream wish Teen Angel. His sister, Marie, had been the front-runner for Sandy. But director Randall Kleiser had been an extra in Avalon’s Fireball 500, 1966. Aha!
  2. Richard White, Beauty and the Beast, 1990.      Osmond, Rupert Everett and Patrick Swayze were just not arrogant enough for Gaston in Disney’s 30th toon feature. And the Tennesseean White was. Osmond went royal by joining the Broadway production in 2006.
  3. Tate Donovan, Hercules, 1997.   Disney called  again. This time, Osmond was the voice choice for the titular hero. Except when he used his voice. The suits thought it too deep…. For the kiddywinkies.
  4. Pierce Brosnan, Mama Mia, 2007.    A surprise idea for Sam, one of three possible fathers of Amanda Seyfried in the Abba musical.  Except, of course, The Kid of the 60s/70s pop star was 50 now. Brosnan didn’r care what his role was – because it was a Meryl Streep film. So, of course, he did the ten-years-after sequel, too: Mama Mia: Here We Go Again.

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