'The Little Mermaid Live' Casts 'Glee' Star Amber Riley in Key Role

Meaghan Darwish
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The cast for The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live! is expanding as the November 5 event nears.

Amber Riley has signed on as emcee of the event which will see her present the Daughters of Triton with a special performance for King Triton and his subjects.

The singer and actress best known for her role as Mercedes Jones in Fox's Ryan Murphy hit Glee will return to the stage for the exciting musical extravaganza. She joins a long lineup of stars previously cast in the live show, including  Auli'i CravalhoJohn Stamos, Queen Latifah and Graham Phillips.

'The Little Mermaid Live!': See the Cast in Character & Costume (VIDEO)

'The Little Mermaid Live!': See the Cast in Character & Costume (VIDEO)

The production stars Auli'i Cravalho, Queen Latifah, Shaggy, Graham Phillips, and John Stamos.

Riley's other credits include roles in Tyler Perry's recent film Nobody's Fool alongside Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick and Whoopi Goldberg.

In 2016, the singer and actress made her West End debut as Effie White in a revival production of the beloved musical Dreamgirls. Riley received a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for that performance.

ABC's 'The Little Mermaid Live' Adds John Stamos & Graham Phillips

ABC's 'The Little Mermaid Live' Adds John Stamos & Graham Phillips

The upcoming musical event has found its Chef Louis and Prince Eric.

In 2013, she competed in Season 17 of Dancing with the Stars in which she performed alongside partner, Derek Hough. These are just a few of her notable works. Don't miss her return to TV when The Little Mermaid Live! airs this November.

The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live!, Tuesday, November 5, Live 8/7c, ABC