Ashley Brown plays practically perfect nanny Mary Poppins and Gavin Lee makes his Broadway debut as Bert.
One of the most popular songs in the show is "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," which the cast performed on The Early Show. In the stage show, the number is performed when Mary, Bert and the Banks children s placed inside a candy shop with some pretty wacky characters.
Brown was first discovered by Disney Theatrical Productions in 2004, shortly after her graduation from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Just a few months out of college, she landed the leading role of Kristen in a workshop of the touring production of Disney's "On the Record." She then was offered the role when the world premiere production launched later that year. Shortly after ending her run with "On The Record," Brown was offered the chance to star in "Beauty and the Beast" and made her Broadway debut as Belle in September 2005.
Lee made his Broadway debut in "Mary Poppins" after originating the role of Bert in the world premiere production in London's West End. Lee received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Bert and an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor. His London theatre credits include "Peggy Sue Got Married," "Contact," "Oklahoma!," "Crazy For You" and "Me and My Girl." In addition, he has appeared in the films "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Beyond The Sea."