Cast & Creative
Josh Gad is an American actor, singer, and comedian. He is known for voicing Olaf in the Frozen franchise, playing Elder Arnold Cunningham in the Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, and LeFou in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
For his role as Olaf, Gad won two Annie Awards, and for his work in The Book of Mormon, he received a Grammy Award and a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. In film, Gad has starred in hit films such Murder on the Orient Express, The Wedding Ringer, and the critically acclaimed Marshall.
In television, Gad played a fictionalized version of himself on FX’s “The Comedians” opposite Billy Crystal and currently stars in both Armando Iannuci’s HBO series “Avenue 5” and Apple’s hit animated series “Central Park” which he co-created with “Bob’s Burgers” Creator Loren Bouchard. “Central Park” has been nominated for a 2021 and 2023 NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Animated Series, a 2022 Hollywood Critics Association Television Award in the category of Best Streaming Animated Series or TV Movie and a 2021 Critics Choice Super Award in the category of Best Animated Series. The show has also won two 2021 Kidscreen Award in the categories Best Animated Series – Tweens/Teens and Best in Class: Tweens/Teens and a 2020 AAFCA TV Honors in the category of Best Animated.
Gad also stars in the Peacock series “Wolf Like Me” opposite Isla Fisher. The series recently wrapped production on its second season.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, where people were encouraged to practice social distancing, Gad launched the YouTube series “Reunited Apart,” which reunites – via video conferencing –the casts of several popular movies and movie series including Back to The Future and Lord of the Rings. The series encourages its viewers to support non-profit charities such as Dig Deep, Project Hope, and No Kid Hungry.
Andrew Rannells is a Grammy Award-winning and two-time Tony Award nominated actor who was most recently see in the Hulu limited series “Welcome to Chippendales.” Additionally, he has starred in Netflix’s The Prom, The Boys in the Band, as well as Showtime’s, “Black Monday” and HBO’s “Girls” which both earned him Critics Choice Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Broadway credits include: The Boys in the Band, Hairspray, Jersey Boys, The Book of Mormon, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Hamilton, and Falsettos. He has been seen in films such as A Simple Favor, Why Him?,and The Intern, and his voice credits include “The Simpsons,” “Big Mouth,” and “Invincible.” His memoir, Too Much Is Not Enough: A Memoir of Fumbling Toward Adulthood, was published in 2019, and his second literary project, Uncle of the Year: & Other Debatable Triumphs, was released on May 16, 2023.
Broadway debut! Off-Broadway: Titanique. Regional: Othello, As You Like It, King John. A comedian and member of the celebrated NYC sketch team Uncle Function, and co-host of The Downside podcast with Gianmarco Soresi. IG: @russelljdaniels.
Doug Standby / Dance Captain
Broadway debut! National tour: Chicago (Billy Flynn), Elf (Buddy), Beauty and the Beast (Beast). Off-Broadway: The Butcher Boy (Irish Rep), The Lightning Thief (2017, Lucille Lortel Theater). Endless love and gratitude to this dreamy bunch, C12, HKA, family and friends. For Team Hartley! @samfred88
Nancy Renee Braun
Music Supervisor, Arranger, Orchestrator
Associate Conductor/Keys 2
Production Stage Manager
1st Assistant Stage Manager
Broadway: Freestyle Love Supreme, Mean Girls, Sunset Boulevard, Tuck Everlasting, If/Then, Cinderella, Peter and the Starcatcher, Wit, Everyday Rapture, Bye Bye Birdie, 9 to 5. Other credits include NBC’s “The Wiz Live!,” MTC, Signature Theatre, MCC. Thank you to Rachel, Chad and my family!