Halloween is our favorite season to celebrate the darker side of Disney movies and some of the most sensational characters of all: the Disney Villains. This year, we solicited the help of the brilliant Broadway performer, Jonathan Freeman, who developed and voiced the Jafar in Aladdin, and originated the same role in the current Broadway production. We jetted off to New York City and convened with the cast of Aladdin on broadway to produce a brand new Oh My Disney series: Disney Sessions, featuring our favorite songs from the show, and a few surprises too. We were especially excited to meet Jonathan, as he has a long and seasoned history with Disney. In addition to his huge contribution as Jafar, he has also appeared in Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Mary Poppins on Broadway. And aside from that, he’s a fantastic performer whose talent continues to shine forty years into his career.
Watch as Jonathan and his “diamonds in the rough” take on Villain songs from Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. We think they fit together wickedly well and will get you in the spirit of the season.
Which song from the medley did you enjoy the most? Tell us in the comments, and stay tuned for the next Disney Session with the cast of Broadway’s Aladdin.