WATCH | Rare footage shows Paige O'Hara and Jerry Orbach, stars of the 1991 film "Beauty and the Beast," performing some of the animated classic's biggest hits live onstage in a one-night-only performance in New York City.
O'Hara, the voice of Belle in the 1991 animated feature, joined four-time Tony nominee Orbach, who voiced the charming candlestick Lumière, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in a 1992 tribute to then-Disney executive Michael Eisner.
Singing "Belle," "Beauty and the Beast" and other hits, O'Hara also served as an emcee of sorts for the International Radio and Television Society's event, which she said honored Eisner's contribution to the "resurgence of classic animation."
Ensemble cast member later became legendary 'SNL' writer
The video, which had amassed only about 2,000 views as of Friday morning, was uploaded by YouTube user Galen Tott, whose name matches that of the ensemble player who played Gaston at the 1992 event.
One of the other ensemble cast members from this performance would become one of "Saturday Night Live's" longest-running writers just three years later.
The actress playing Mrs. Potts is Paula Pell, who's spent more than 20 years writing for "SNL."
The tribute also hyped Disney's 1992 film "Aladdin" with a performance by Lea Salonga.
WATCH | Twenty-five years after the Eisner tribute, O'Hara walked the red carpet for the premiere of the 2017 live-action reboot, whose wide release is slated for March 17.
Just months after performing in the 1992 tribute to Eisner, Orbach began a long run on what was then a new TV show: NBC's "Law & Order." For more than 270 episodes, he played Det. Lennie Briscoe on that series and its spinoffs. Beloved by cast mates and fans, Orbach died from cancer complications in 2004.