Updated version of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical of the classic fairy-tale, with an all-star, multi-racial cast.



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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Cinderella (as Brandy)
Minerva (as Natalie Desselle)
Michael Haynes ...
The Coachman
Scott Fowler ...
Dancer #1
Noel Peters
Dancer #2
Dancer #3
Jennifer Lee Keyes ...
Dancer #4


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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Release Date:

2 November 1997 (USA)  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The song "Falling in Love With Love", from the Rodgers and Hart musical "The Boys from Syracuse", was added and sung by Bernadette Peters as the Stepmother. See more »


When the Prince and Lionel are testing the glass slipper on all the women in town, the scene shows a long line of feet waiting, followed by a few feet trying on the shoe. The final foot before the prince leaves the house frustrated appears to be a man's foot as it is much larger and the legs of the person are not shaved. The man is also wearing a white flip-flop on his other foot which is again uncharacteristic of all the costumes in the movie. See more »


Stepmother: My girls are going to be the envy of everyone at the ball.
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Stepsisters' Lament
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Veanne Cox and Natalie Desselle Reid
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They are spoken from the mind of a dancer and a person who just likes musicals.
20 March 1999 | by (Mathews, Virginia) – See all my reviews

I love this movie soooo much. I have seen it over 100 times. I have the video and I taped all the songs off of the movie and listen to it on a daily basis. I have memorized all the songs and words. The acting is great. I love all the people and how well they act together. Also I think the prince is just so cute!! I am a big fan of Brandy and Whitney Houston and I love all the dancing and music in the musical. My favorite scene is in the village at the beginning. I love this musical and if you haven't seen it you don't know what you are missing !!!!

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