9 Dream Castings For “Frozen: The Musical”

Frozen is headed for the stage! While we don’t know if it’s going straight to Broadway, The Great White Way has the stars perfect for each role.

1. Anna — Laura Osnes

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You know her from: Cinderella, South Pacific, Grease
Hear her sing: “It’s Possible” from Cinderella
Laura originated the role of Cinderella in the most recent revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, so we know she’s princess material. She’s got a soaring voice, and she’s terribly cute running the “Princess Diary” Cinderella backstage vlog for Broadway.com, so playing Anna won’t be a challenge.

2. Elsa — Krysta Rodriguez

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You know her from: Smash, The Addams Family, First Date, In The Heights
Hear her sing: “Safer” from First Date
Everyone, be real—Idina is too old to reprise the role. But have you met Krysta? She’s a stellar Broadway pro who pulls off rebel-but-likeable, which would make a great foil to Laura. Her fantastic range is more than good enough to belt out “Let It Go” and croon that fan-made reprise of “Do You Wanna Build A Snowman.”

3. Kristoff — Jonathan Groff

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You know him from: Frozen, Spring Awakening, Glee, Boss
Hear him sing: “Moving Too Fast” from The Last 5 Years
It’s a criminal injustice that all Jonathan got in the movie was “Reindeers Are Better Than People,” so he’ll return to the role in the stage version with some new songs. Maybe a “Love Is An Open Door” reprise with Anna? Or even a “Reindeers (Remix)” with a chorus of reindeer rockettes, whatever, just let the man SING.

4. Hans — Kyle Dean Massey

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You know him from: Next to Normal, Wicked
Hear him sing: “I’m Alive” from Next to Normal
While Santino Fontana did a great job voicing Hans for the movie, Kyle Dean’s got that sinister-prince look down pat; look at that smize! And judging by that scruff, he’ll be able to grow those sideburns in no time.

5. Olaf — Jason Michael Snow

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You know him from: The Book of Mormon, South Pacific
Hear him sing: “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ The Boat” from Guys and Dolls
If you’re looking for a guy who’s goofy and adorable and enjoys warm hugs, look no further than JMS. Not only is he a fantastic singer, he’s got great comedic chops AND composed a Downton Abbey musical. What’s not to love?

6. Grand Pabbie the Troll King & Duke of Weselton — Victor Garber

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You know him from: Alias, Godspell, Assassins, Legally Blonde
Hear him sing: “Ballad of Booth” from Assassins
Stage and screen legend Victor Garber should pull double-duty as wise Grand Pabbie and as the conniving Duke of Weselton. Victor’s big name will be a great distraction—no one would suspect Hans when you’ve got Professor Callahan scheming to claim Arendelle’s secrets.

7. Bulda — Maia Nkenge Wilson

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You know her from: Frozen, The Book of Mormon, The Color Purple, Rent
Hear her sing: “Waiting For Life” from Once On This Island
Here’s another perfect original casting choice. Maia and her powerhouse vocals led the trolls in the severely under-rated number “Fixer Upper,” and she’ll do the same on the stage. It’s the perfect mid-second act waker-upper to bring the musical on home.

8. King & Queen of Arendelle — Jason Danieley & Marin Mazzie

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You know them from: Next to Normal; Curtains, 110 In The Shade (Danieley); Ragtime, Kiss Me Kate (Mazzie)
Hear them sing: selections from their duet album Opposite You
Broadway vets and husband-and-wife duo Jason and Marin need to grace the stage together again. While the King and Queen were barely in the movie, a song for them, Elsa, and Anna would do wonders for the show: it’d make their deaths more heart-breaking, and the families in the audience will get something to sing after the show.

9. Rapunzel & Flynn — Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi

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You know them from: Tangled; First Date, Chuck (Levi); A Walk to Remember, The Princess Diaries (Moore)
Hear them sing: “I See The Light” from Tangled
Since Tangled was barely a musical, Rapunzel and Flynn need to reprise their roles for Frozen. Sure, it’s just a quick cameo, but Zach’s been hanging around Broadway anyway since his debut in First Date and… well, what’s Mandy been up to, anyway?

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