Tony winner Andrew Burnap (The Inheritance) will star alongside Rachel Zegler (West Side Story) and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman franchise) in the live-action remake of Snow White that Marc Webb is directing for Disney—playing a new male lead character, rather than The Prince or the Huntsman of past iterations.
The latest adaptation of Disney’s classic 1938 animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, featuring original songs from the La La Land duo of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, will naturally have Burnap sing. Zegler is portraying Snow White, with Gadot as the Evil Queen and Oscar nominee Marc Platt producing, as previously announced. The project will head into production in the UK this spring.
Burnap is primarily known for his stage work, having earned a Tony just last year for his turn as Toby Darling in The Inheritance. The actor has also taken part in productions of This Day Forward, The Legend of Georgie McBride and Troilus and Cressida, among other shows. He’s appeared on the film side in the indies Spare Room and The Chaperone, starring opposite Skyler Samuels in the former and Haley Lu Richardson in the latter. He’ll next be seen starring alongside Andrew Garfield in the Hulu series Under the Banner of Heaven and in Apple’s WeCrashed opposite Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway.
Burnap is represented by UTA and Beth Rosner Management.