ABC Unveils First-Look Photo of H.E.R. in ‘Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration’

LOS ANGELES - JAN 26: H E R at the 62nd Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA — Photo by Jean_Nelson/Deposit Photos

H.E.R. and Josh Groban are ready for their closeups in ABC’s upcoming Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration.

The award-winning musicians lead the cast of the special, with H.E.R. playing Belle and Groban portraying Beast. The all-star cast also includes Rita Moreno as the narrator, Joshua Henry as Gaston, Martin Short as Lumière, David Alan Grier as Cogsworth, Rizwan Manji as LeFou, Jon Jon Briones as Maurice, Leo Abelo Perry as Chip and Shania Twain as Mrs. Potts.

ABC released a first-look photo of H.E.R. and Groban on Thursday.

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In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Disney animated classic, The Wonderful World of Disney and ABC are bringing Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration to television for the holidays.

The two-hour animated and live-action blended special will pay tribute to Disney animation’s original Beauty and the Beast with never-before-seen musical performances, new sets and costumes inspired by the classic story.

Jon M. Chu executive produces the special, with Hamish Hamilton set to direct.

Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration airs Thursday, Dec. 15 at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC and will be available the next day on Disney+.

Check out the official first-look photo above.