1. Anna — Laura Osnes
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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