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Disney Dream Casting: 6 Actors Who Could Star in the National Tour of ‘Frozen’

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|by Marshall W. Mabry IV |


These Broadway pros would sing great renditions of the show’s hits

When it comes to Broadway shows that fully embrace the extended winter New York City is currently experiencing, Disney’s Frozen is pretty tough to beat. The tale of two royal sisters battling both the elements and the forces of evil to save their kingdom is practically the perfect show to help you beat the end-of-winter doldrums. With a recently announced national tour, Frozen is poised to give chills – the good kind! – to audiences all over the country. In honor of the tour, we’re rounding up a list of the top actresses that we at ShowTickets would love to see in these highly animated roles.

Cassie Levy currently stars as Elsa in ‘Frozen’ on Broadway (Photo: Deen van Meer)

Cassie Levy currently stars as Elsa in ‘Frozen’ on Broadway (Photo: Deen van Meer)

Kara Lindsay as Anna (Wicked, Newsies)
Kara is no stranger to the “princess”-type role, from Katherine Plumber, the princess of Pulitzer in Newsies, to Glinda, the princess of Oz, in Wicked. She’s always played the princess role, but never a Disney princess, and Anna would be the perfect Disney princess for her, with songs like “What Do You Know About Love” and “Love Is an Open Door” she’d be a smart casting choice.

Aisha Jackson as Anna (Waitress, Beautiful)
Aisha Jackson is currently the standby for Anna on Broadway, but we’d love to see her take on the role full time. Her voice is otherworldly, and her charm is unmatched. She made history as the first person of color to play the role, and her presence represents so much for little brown girls that see the show.

Andrew Rannells as Olaf (The Book of Mormon, Falsettos)
“I believe” Olaf could be the perfect role for Andrew’s return to Broadway. Since the role was originally voiced by his Book of Mormon co-star Josh Gad, it would be a nice callback to their history. Andrew was last seen on Broadway in the 2018 revival of Boys in the Band, and Frozen would be a different challenge for him to tackle. Andrew is in his element when it comes to comedy, so it would be second nature for him to play Olaf.

Neil Patrick Harris as Olaf (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Cabaret)
This casting could be “legen-wait for it-dary”! Neil was known as America’s favorite teenage doctor, Doogie Howser, for years, but what fans likely didn’t know is that he has always worked onstage. He’s played Mark in Rent, the Emcee in Cabaret and Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, so he’s definitely not afraid of over-the-top characters.

Amber Iman as Elsa (Hamilton, Shuffle Along)
Amber Iman’s voice singing “Let it Go” is what dreams are made of. Amber’s been seen on Broadway and in touring productions including Hamilton, Witness Uganda, Rent and Soul Doctor. Her presence onstage is incomparable, and would lend itself well to the regal role of Elsa, the Queen of Arendelle.

Teal Wicks as Elsa (Wicked, The Cher Show)
Having already named a former Glinda, we couldn’t finish this list without including an Elphaba. Currently starring as Lady Cher in The Cher Show, Teal is known for giving show-stopping performances. Much like Frozen’s current Elsa, Cassie Levy, she’s also donned Wicked’s signature green makeup to play Elphaba. With a voice as powerful as hers, she’d be a perfect choice for the role.

For more of the best of Broadway, check out our list of the Top Shows in New York in March 2019.

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