Jerry Orbach became known to many people as a tough detective on Law and Order. However, he was able to do more with his art inspiring many more. He was able to use his voice to help bring to life the character of Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas.
Told as a flashback from Mrs. Potts we learn that the Beast had cancelled Christmas. However, Belle is determined to keep the sacred holiday alive. Gathering the help from Lumiere and Cogsworth they get the Christmas decorations together for the holiday. But, there is an organ by the name of Forte who does what he can to sabotage the holiday. Using his unwitting henchman Fife, a piccolo, he does what he can to dampen the Christmas spirit, including using the Beasts feelings against him. Never the less, Belle manages to get a tree with decorations to go around the castle, much to the Beast’s annoyance. Never the less, the Beast accepts the spirit of Christmas enraging Forte causing the death of the pipe organ. Flashing back to the present we learn that all is well with Christmas with everyone, including Belle and the Beast (now human) Christmas.
Jerry Orbach passed away on December 28, 2004 leaving behind a legacy of talent. Today, he is remembered as an actor of all sorts. In the 1997 film Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas he brings to life the beloved candelabra Lumiere again.