Ryann Redmond Joins Broadway’s Frozen as Olaf; Noah J. Ricketts and Joe Carroll Also Among New Principals

Broadway News   Ryann Redmond Joins Broadway’s Frozen as Olaf; Noah J. Ricketts and Joe Carroll Also Among New Principals
 
The Disney musical continues to play Broadway’s St. James Theatre.
Ryann Redmond, Noah J. Ricketts, and Joe Carroll
Ryann Redmond, Noah J. Ricketts, and Joe Carroll

The Broadway adaptation of Frozen welcomes a host of new and familiar faces to principal roles, including a new take on a certain summer-obsessed snowman.

Ryann Redmond, an alum of Broadway’s Bring It On, If/Then, and Escape to Margaritaville, takes on the role of Olaf—the role voiced on screen by Josh Gad and originated onstage by Greg Hildreth—beginning February 19 at the St. James Theatre.

Meanwhile, Noah J. Ricketts, a former ensemble member who understudied the role of Kristoff, assumes the part full-time from original cast member Jelani Alladin. Joe Carroll, who took the stage in the Boston world premiere of Moulin Rouge! and last appeared on Broadway in Bandstand, also steps in as Hans, replacing John Riddle.

Continuing as leading players are Caissie Levy and Patti Murin as Elsa and Anna, respectively. The current cast also includes Robert Creighton as Weselton, Kevin Del Aguila as Oaken, and Andrew Pirozzi as Sven. Starting February 19, Pirozzi and current Sven alternate Adam Jepsen split the role equally, each playing the reindeer four performances a week.

The Michael Grandage-helmed musical, which expands the Oscar-winning Disney animated film into a two-act narrative, officially opened in March 2018.

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