Thomas Edward Hulce (born December 6, 1953) is an American actor. Born in Whitewater, Wisconsin, he was raised in Plymouth, Michigan. He wanted to be a singer as a small child, but switched to acting when his voice changed.
During her run in Miss Saigon she received a note from the casting director working on Disney's Aladdin, and she set up an appointment to audition for the singing voice of Princess Jasmine. After what was obviously a spectacular rendition of her chosen audition piece, "Part of Your World" from The Little Mermaid, she was chosen for the part.