Key Cast: Brandy Norwood, Whitney Houston, Bernadette Peters, Whoopie Goldberg, Jason Alexander
Genre(s): Family, Musical
Scene from the movie "Cinderella"
Brandy Norwood stars in "Cinderella" - a 1997 version of this famous story featuring a
"Cinderella" is a classic love story.
Most everyone is familiar with how a mistreated young
maiden attends the royal ball and wins the Prince's heart. What they usually don't see is an
African-American woman starring as the beautiful young woman.
In this special, made-for-television production of "Cinderella", pop sensation Brandy (also known for her TV
show "Moesha") stars as Cinderella. She works tirelessly for her wicked stepmother (Bernadette Peters)
and dreams of doing the impossible - going to the royal ball and dancing with the Prince.
With the help of her fairy godmother (Whitney Houston), her impossible dream comes true.
A winner of an Emmy Award and nominated for many others, "Cinderella" is a musical
that will delight both young and old.
• Whitney Houston not only stars in "Cinderella", but also was one of the major producers of the film.
Originally, Houston was going to play to role of Cinderella, but she decided that Brandy would be
a better fit for the part.
• This version of "Cinderella" first aired on television on November 2, 1997. This was the third television version
of the movie and the only one to have an African-American woman star as Cinderella and have a multi-racial cast.
This movie was made for Disney's "The Wonderful World of Disney" television series.
• "Cinderella" won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction. It was also nominated for six
additional Emmy Awards including one for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special.
• Both Brandy Norwood and Whoopi Goldberg were nominated for 1998 NAACP Image Awards for their
roles in "Cinderella."
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