|Merwin Foard as Sultan in Aladdin|
Merwin has been with the show since its pre-Broadway run in Toronto in 2013. As standby for both Jafar and Sultan, Merwin has been at the New Amsterdam Theatre every night, ready to perform either role at a moment's notice. Disney fans may recognise his voice from everything from Pocahontas to Broadway's The Little Mermaid to this year's Frozen Fever (and Aladdin fans will know him as the singing voice of Aladdin's father, Cassim, in Aladdin and the King of Thieves).
Last week he played Jafar for the final time and this week he will be bringing the Sultan to life from tomorrow night thru to his final bow on Saturday 1st August. I was lucky enough to see Merwin as Sultan earlier this year and he gave a fantastic performance. If you have the chance to see him this week then I'd really encourage you to go, you won't regret it.
If you've missed Merwin in Aladdin then he may soon be visiting a city near you in the US national tour of The Sound of Music (alongside another Disney favourite, Ashley Brown) where he will be playing Max Detweiler. Please go along and show your support.
Merwin, I just want to wish you all the best for your final week and for the future. Keep making magic!