Alton Fitzgerald White’s Disney: My Way! CD Due in October; Track List Announced
by Andrew Gans
September 24, 2012
Alton Fitzgerald White, who currently plays Mufasa in Broadway's Tony-winning The Lion King, will release his second solo album, Disney My Way!
, Oct. 1.
The album, which will be available on iTunes, CDBaby and Amazon, features classic Disney songs, including tunes from Aladdin
, The Lion King
, Mary Poppins
, Beauty and the Beast
Disney My Way!
features a 12-piece orchestra with arrangements and orchestrations by Jim Abbott. The complete track list follows:
1) Strangers Like Me (Tarzan
2) A Whole New World (Aladdin
3) They Live In You (The Lion King
4) Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Mary Poppins
5) If I Can’t Love Her (Beauty and the Beast
6) Her Voice (The Little Mermaid
7) Santa Fe (Newsies
8) Fortune Favors the Brave (Aida
9) Feed The Birds (Mary Poppins
10) Endless Night (The Lion King
11) Radames’ Letter (Aida
12) Chim Chim Cheree (Mary Poppins
13) The Long Long Day (King David
In the liner notes
for the new recording, Thomas Schumacher, president of the Disney Theatrical Group, says, “Listening to Disney My Way!
is, for me, a visit with old friends. First up, of course, is the spectacular Alton Fitzgerald White—actor, singer, and gentleman. A long-time member of the Disney Theatrical family, Alton is well known to our audiences on Broadway, in Las Vegas, and across America as King Mufasa from The Lion King
. He is an actor of extraordinary craft, and is blessed with a stunning voice. Alton is joined on this collection of songs by the great Jim Abbott, who has guided the music on Disney projects in New York and around the world, including Phil Collins’ Tarzan
and Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida
. His arrangements and orchestrations heard on this recording are spot-on. And finally, my friends represented here are the songwriters, and their songs, to which Alton brings his fresh and surprising take.”