From Robert Goulet to Jonathan Groff: Broadway's Leading Men Get Animated

Have you ever been sitting in a movie theatre watching an animated film, or in front of a television watching a cartoon, and thought to yourself that the voice of that singing dog or fish or prince sounded strangely familiar?

Robert Goulet
Robert Goulet

Just this year, Disney's hit movie "Frozen" featured the vocal talents of Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad and Santino Fontana, and they're just the most recent in a long line of Broadway stars who have lent their voices to animated features. In part two of Playbill's tour through Broadway stars who have been animated, we take a look at the leading men, from a cat with the voice of Robert Goulet, to dogs voiced by Roger Bart, Nathan Lane and John Tartaglia.

Also be sure to check out part one, where we take a look at how Broadway's leading ladies have been animated.

Robert Goulet as Jaune-Tom in "Gay Purr-ee" (1962)

Joel Grey as Joshua Trundle in "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" (1974)

Zero Mostel as Brutus in "The Little Drummer Boy: Book II" (1976)

George S. Irving as The Captain in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure" (1977)

Ben Vereen as Dragonweed in "The Charmkins" (1983)

Vincent Price as Professor Ratigan in "The Great Mouse Detective" (1986)

Jerry Orbach as Lumiere in "Beauty and the Beast" (1991)

Tim Curry as Hexxus in "FernGully: The Last Rainforest" (1992)

Michael Crawford as Cornelius in "Once Upon a Forest" (1993)

Jeremy Irons as Scar in "The Lion King" (1994)

Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella as Timon and Pumbaa in "The Lion King" (1994)

Howard McGillin as Prince Derek, with Liz Callaway as Princess Odette, in "The Swan Princess" (1994)

Tim Curry as Drake in "The Pebble and the Penguin" (1995)

Martin Short as Hubie in "The Pebble and the Penguin" (1995)

Roger Bart as the singing voice of Young Hercules in "Hercules" (1997)

Robert Goulet as the singing voice of Mikey on "Recess" (1998)

Brian Stokes Mitchell as the singing voice of Jethro in "The Prince of Egypt" (1998)

Howard McGillin as the singing voice of Gregory in "South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut" (1999)

Kevin Kline as Tulio, with Kenneth Branagh as Miguel, in "The Road to El Dorado" (2000)

Roger Bart as the singing voice of Scamp, with Susan Egan as the singing voice of Angel, in "Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure" (2001)

Alan Rickman as Joe in "Help! I’m a Fish" (2001)

Nathan Lane as Spot Helperman in "Teacher’s Pet" (2004)

John Tartaglia as Brandeis on "Sesame Street" (2012)

Josh Gad as Olaf in "Frozen" (2013)

Jonathan Groff as Kristoff in "Frozen" (2013)