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23 Photos Of The Beauty And The Beast: A 30th Celebration Cast Behind The Scenes

Bustle has exclusive cast selfies from ABC’s two-hour special on Dec. 15, featuring H.E.R., Josh Groban, Shania Twain, and more.

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Gabriella Wilson

Award-winning singer and songwriter Gabriella Wilson (better known as H.E.R.) plays Belle in the special.

In these BTS snaps, H.E.R. gets ready for filming in the hair and makeup chair.

Joshua Henry

The set was filled with legends; Joshua Henry (who plays Gaston) snaps a picture with composer Alan Menken and Richard White (who voiced Gaston in the original film). Both make cameos in the opening number!

Gabriella Wilson

H.E.R. prepares for the opening number with White during his cameo.

Gabriella Wilson

Costume designer Marina Toybina drew from H.E.R.’s Filipino background for the opening costume.

Gabriella Wilson

H.E.R. and Jamal Sims, co-EP and lead choreographer, take a break during production.

Joshua Henry

Henry fully commits to Gaston in all his regalia.

Joshua Henry

Henry took his preparation seriously; here he is doing vocal warmups.

Joshua Henry

Gaston and his sidekick LeFou, played by Rizwan Manji, are ready to head to the stage.

Rizwan Manji

Manji preps for filming in the hair and makeup chair.

Rizwan Manji

Manji also poses for a selfie with Martin Short, who plays Lumière in the special.

Beth Watson

Josh Groban portrays Beast, and Derek Hough choreographs the final number of the special. Here they pose for a selfie on set.

Beth Watson

Rivals onstage, Groban and Henry grab dinner together during a break in shooting.

Beth Watson

Seeing double: Groban as Beast sits near the portrait version of himself on stage.

Beth Watson

During some down time, Groban watches his castmates shoot a scene.

Beth Watson

Groban and Jon Jon Briones (Maurice) hang out during a break outside of the stage.

Claire Perry

The adorable teacups make themselves at home during a break in filming.

Claire Perry

Before hitting the stage, Chip actor Leo Abelo Perry got some finishing touches on his costume.

Claire Perry

Perry practices the teacup spins before the cameras started rolling.

Claire Perry

EGOT winner Rita Moreno will serve as narrator for the special. Here, she is seen with Perry.

Claire Perry

Cogsworth actor David Alan Grier and Perry also take a minute for a backstage pic before the finale.

Rizwan Manji

As production wound down, Manji, Henry and. H.E.R. were all smiles posing with Manji’s family.

Rizwan Manji

That’s a wrap! The team poses for a group shot at the end of production.