The Broadway adaptation of Frozen will welcome 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, will take on the role of Olaf—the role voiced on screen by Josh Gad and originated onstage by Greg Hildreth. She’ll begin performances February 19 at the St. James Theatre.
Meanwhile, Noah J. Ricketts, an ensemble member who understudies the role of Kristoff, will assume 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, will step 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, Timothy Hughes as Pabbie, Kevin Del Aguila as Oaken, and Andrew Pirozzi as Sven. Starting February 19, Pirozzi and current Sven alternate Adam Jepsen will 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.