Here is Paige O'Hara and composer Alan Menken's performance of the title song from "Beauty and the Beast," Menken's second collaboration with Disney, and final (complete) collaboration with lyricist Howard Ashman, on the November 22, 1991 broadcast of "Good Morning, America." The performance has been synced up to the film's final animation.
Originally sung by Angela Lansbury in the film, it was only after some convincing. After originally getting sent Alan's demo (recorded to demonstrate the crossover potential of the song into pop music), she declined to sing it fearing her voice wasn't strong enough and that she would be unable to do the song justice. It was only after being sent Howard's demo (recorded to demonstrate the character), and sitting down and talking it through with Howard that she agreed to record it. According to Paige at a 2014 Animate Miami Q&A, nervous to record the song, when it finally came time to step behind the microphone, Angela "gets up there in front of the orchestra, the music starts, she sings the song in one take, and people were crying in the entire room. She was that good."
Joking at Animate Miami, "Angela Lansbury didn't want to sing the song in- I told you, one time in the studio!," Paige was asked to sing the song for the press before the premiere of the film, and subsequently for other promotional appearances. Going over to Alan's house one evening so the two could work on it together, Alan decided to call Howard, who was near the end of his life, so he could hear Paige's version of the song. According to Paige, it was the last time she had a chance to speak with Howard.
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