In an article recently published by Broadway World, it was announced that Westerville South High School student Cherish Myers has joined the cast of Walt Disney’s The Happiest Millionaire, a 50th anniversary celebration benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. She will share the role of daughter Cordy Biddle with Lesley Anne Warren.
Two-time Tony Award nominee and celebrated screen actress Dana Ivey is set to appear as Aunt Mary, the steadfast no nonsense matriarch of the Drexel Biddle family, along with two-time Tony Award nominee Brad Oscar as eccentric amateur boxer and alligator collector Anthony J. Drexel Biddle.
Two performances are scheduled at Joe’s Pub in New York City on Sunday, December 3, at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The Happiest Millionaire, which premiered in 1967, is the final live action Disney production to be overseen by Walt Disney himself. It contains more than 80 minutes of Golden Age Disney music and dance. Set in 1916 Philadelphia, the film is based on the real lives of eccentric Renaissance man, alligator collector and boxing enthusiast, Anthony J. Drexel Biddle, and his daughter Cordy, a fiercely independent fighter who, like all Disney princesses, wants to discover the world on her own terms.
All proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Tickets go on sale October 30 at www.joespub.com. For pre-sale VIP packages and individual VIP ticket information, email tickets@HappiestMillionaire.com.