Hot Clip of the Day: Birthday Belle Toni Braxton Sings "A Change In Me" From Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Last updated October 7th, 2020 by BroadwayBox Staff
Hot Clip of the Day: Birthday Belle Toni Braxton Sings "A C…

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"A Change In Me" from Beauty and the Beast (Toni Braxton)

Ulterior Motives: Happy birthday to the fantastic Toni Braxton. In this special 1998 clip from 22 years ago, Toni appeared on The Rosie O'Donnell Show as the first African American woman to play Belle in Broadway's Beauty and the Beast singing a special Alan Menken/Tim Rice song written specifically for her which was added to the spectacular musical. Following this Broadway debut, Toni went on to appear on Broadway in the title role of Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida as well as the incredible revue After Midnight.

Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: Get ready for 2:34 - 2:56. Toni looks so angelic in Belle's iconic gold dress with the starry night sky behind her and the dreamy fog at her toes. Happy Birthday Toni and thank you for such a beautiful performance (and inspiring a new beautiful song in the musical theatre canon)!