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Although mistreated by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella is able to attend the royal ball through the help of a fairy godmother.


Robert Iscove


Oscar Hammerstein II (book), Robert L. Freedman (teleplay)
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Brandy Norwood ... Cinderella (as Brandy)
Bernadette Peters ... Cinderella's Stepmother
Veanne Cox ... Calliope
Natalie Desselle Reid ... Minerva (as Natalie Desselle)
Paolo Montalban ... Prince Christopher
Jason Alexander ... Lionel
Whoopi Goldberg ... Queen Constantina
Victor Garber ... King Maximillian
Whitney Houston ... Fairy Godmother
Michael Haynes Michael Haynes ... The Coachman
Scott Fowler Scott Fowler ... Dancer #1
Noel Peters Noel Peters
Nathan Prevost ... Dancer #2
Travis Payne ... Dancer #3
Jennifer Lee Keyes 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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Release Date:

2 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Whitney Houston was producing Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" and was to star in it until she decided that Brandy Norwood would make a better Cinderella. Brandy would not do it unless her idol Whitney took the Fairy Godmother role. See more »


When Lionel is walking through the women carrying loaves of bread, he is walking past the last row of them in the wide shot, but in the next close-up, he is in front of some of them. See more »


Queen Constantina: His royal highness, Christoper Rupert, Windimir, Vladimir, Carl, Alexander, Francois, Reginald, Lancelot, Herman.
Lionel: Herman?
Queen Constantina: Herman. Gregory James! He'll thank us for it later, is giving a ball!
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Version of Sinderella & Me (2011) See more »


Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Whitney Houston and Brandy Norwood
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They are spoken from the mind of a dancer and a person who just likes musicals.
20 March 1999 | by MeelieSee 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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