Meet the cast of Denver's Broadway-bound 'Frozen'


The photo gallery above shows the making of Disney Theatrical Productions’ new Broadway musical Frozen, opening in Denver Aug. 17. To see more, hit the forward arrow on the image above. Photos by Jenny Anderson for Disney Theatrical Productions and John Moore for the DCPA NewsCenter.

Casting is complete. Now put a face to those Frozen names:

Now that principal casting has been announced for Disney Theatrical Productions’  Broadway-bound new musical Frozen, we’ve put together this rundown of the cast so you can put a face to the name before the show launches in its pre-Broadway run in Denver from Aug. 17-Oct. 1 at Denver’s Buell Theatre.

Where have you seen these faces before? Chances are, all over stage and screens small and large. Frozen, the new stage adaptation of the popular animated film, plays here for seven weeks before joining Disney hits “Aladdin” and “The Lion King” on Broadway in spring 2018 at the St. James Theatre.

And here’s something fun: You can follow the cast on Twitter all in one place simply by subscribing (it’s free) to this special Twitter list we have assembled. It’s filtered to just show you all the Tweets from members of the cast and creative team. Enjoy!

Meet the 40-member cast of Frozen:

Caissie LevyCAISSIE LEVY (Elsa). On Broadway, Ms. Levy created the roles of Fantine in the 2014 revival of Les Misérables, Molly in Ghost (also West End and cast album) and Sheila in the 2009 revival of Hair (also West End and cast album), and played Elphaba in Wicked (also Los Angeles) and Penny in Hairspray (also 1st national tour and Toronto). Off-Broadway, she starred as Julie Nixon and Patti Davis in First Daughter Suite (The Public Theater), Sara in Murder Ballad and Maureen in the national tour of Rent. She has played solo to sold-out audiences throughout the U.S., U.K. and Canada, was a guest soloist with The United States Military Academy at West Point, backed up Sir Rod Stewart in Las Vegas and most recently made her Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Pops. Her debut solo album, With You, is available on iTunes.
Patti MurinPATTI MURIN (Anna). Broadway/national tour: Lysistrata Jones (Lysistrata), Wicked (Glinda), Xanadu (Euterpe). Off-Broadway: Love’s Labour’s Lost (Shakespeare in the Park); Fly By Night (Playwrights Horizons); Lady Be Good! (Encores!). Almost Broadway: Nerds (Sally). TV: recurring roles on “Chicago Med” (Dr. Nina Shore), “Royal Pains” (Ava). Proud alum of the Syracuse University Drama department.
Jelani AlladinJELANI ALLADIN (Kristoff). Broadway debut. Off-Broadway: Sweetee (Signature Theatre), Don’t Bother Me I Can’t Cope (York Theatre). Regional: I and You (TheatreSquared), Choir Boy (Studio Theatre DC, Marin Theatre Company – San Francisco Critics Circle Award Best Leading Actor in a Play), The History Boys (Palm Beach Dramaworks – Carbonell Award for Best Ensemble), Violet (Clarence Brown), Josephine (Asolo Rep – world premiere). Graduate of the NYU Tisch New Studio on Broadway. @jelanialladin
Greg HildrethGREG HILDRETH (Olaf). Broadway: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Off-Broadway: The Robber Bridegroom (Lortel nomination). TV: “The Good Wife” (recurring), “Royal Pains,” “Kings,” “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” Film: Radium Girls; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows; Wall Street II. Education: Boston University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.
John RiddleJOHN RIDDLE (Hans) was last seen on Broadway in Kander and Ebb’s The Visit starring Chita Rivera. His other stage credits include Tony in West Side Story (Casa Manana), Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid (St. Louis MUNY), Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees (PCLO), Evita (1st national tour), Little Dancer (Kennedy Center) and My Paris (Long Wharf). Other: The Secret Garden in concert at Lincoln Center, Cincinnati Pops. Last year, John debuted his solo show, Keep It Simple, at Feinstein’s/54 Below. He can be heard on John Kander’s Hidden Treasures from Harbinger Records. CCM grad.
Robert CreightonROBERT CREIGHTON (Duke of Weselton). Co-author and star of Cagney (Fred Astaire Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics noms for Lead Actor in a Musical.) Broadway: The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Durdles), Anything Goes (Purser/Moonface), Chicago (Amos), The Little Mermaid (Chef Louis), The Lion King (Timon), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Laughing Room Only. Shakespeare in the Park’s Comedy of Errors (Angelo). TV: “The Good Fight” (CBS), “The Family” (ABC), “Elementary” (CBS), “Law & Order” (NBC), “Life on Mars” (ABC). Album: Ain’t We Got Fun!.  
Kevin Del AguilaKEVIN DEL AGUILA (Oaken). Broadway: Smee in Peter and the Starcatcher, Rocky. Off-Broadway: Starcatcher; Love’s Labour’s Lost (Shakespeare in the Park); Jacques Brel; God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (Encores!). TV: “Peg + Cat;” “Law & Order: SVU;” “Deadbeat.” Kevin is also an Emmy-winning writer and book-writer of the musicals Altar Boyz and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Fun fact: Kevin was a Troll in the original Frozen movie.

Timothy Hughes
TIMOTHY HUGHES (Pabbie) plays the Strong Man in 20th Century Fox’s upcoming movie The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman, score by Pasek and Paul.  He made his Broadway debut in Chaplin and was part of Paint Your Wagon at Encores!.  Regionally, Timothy has performed at the MUNY, Goodspeed, Fulton Opera and was directed by Kathleen Marshall in My Paris at the Long Wharf Theatre.

Andrew PirozziANDREW PIROZZI (Sven). Broadway debut. TV/film credits include: “Hairspray Live!,” “Peter Pan Live!” (NBC); “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS); “The Real O’ Neals” (ABC); Ted 2 (Universal) and many more. National tours include: Movin’ Out, Dirty Dancing, Follies (CTGLA). Instagram @afpirozzi.


Audrey Bennett
AUDREY BENNETT (Young Anna). Broadway:  Amélie (u/s Young Amélie). National tour: The Sound of Music (Gretl). Instagram @audreybennettactor.

Mattea ConfortiMATTEA CONFORTI (Young Anna). Broadway: Sunday in the Park with George (Louise) and the title role in Matilda The Musical. Film credits include 3 Generations and The Super. On television she has appeared on “Gotham” and “Power.” Workshops: Frozen.

Brooklyn Nelson
BROOKLYN NELSON (Young Elsa). Broadway: Matilda (Amanda, formerly Small Girl swing). Workshop: Frozen (Young Elsa). Various commercials, voiceovers and films.

Ayla SchwartzAYLA SCHWARTZ (Young Elsa). Broadway debut. Regional: Queens Theatre The Miracle Worker (Helen Keller).

Alyssa FoxALYSSA FOX (Elsa Standby). A Dallas native, Alyssa was most recently seen in Wicked on Broadway as the Elphaba standby, after playing the lead role on the national tour. Twitter @AlyssaFox. Instagram: @AlyssaJoyFox.

Aisha JacksonAISHA JACKSON (Anna Standby). Broadway: Waitress, Beautiful The Carole King Musical. Regional: Memphis (Felicia), Witness Uganda. College: University of Northern Colorado, Greeley.


Alicia AlbrightALICIA ALBRIGHT (Swing). Broadway: Wicked. Tours/regional: Wicked, Transcendence Theatre Company, All Shook Up, Jesus Christ Superstar, Seven Brides, A Chorus Line and more. Follow her adventures @aliciaalbright.

Tracee BeazerTRACEE BEAZER (Ensemble). Broadway: Something Rotten!; Honeymoon in Vegas; Holler If Ya Hear Me; Memphis; The Wedding Singer; Good Vibrations; Hairspray.

Wendi BergaminiWENDI BERGAMINI (Ensemble). Broadway: Doctor Zhivago; Evita; Promises, Promises; South Pacific. Tours: Light in the Piazza (Franca), Guys and Dolls, Evita, Cats. Regional: Little Dancer, Secondhand Lions, Night Music. TV: “Sound of Music Live!.”

Ashley Blanchet
ASHLEY BLANCHET (Ensemble). Broadway: Beautiful (Little Eva – Locomotion), Annie (Star to Be), Memphis. National tour: Beautiful (Little Eva). Regional: How to Succeed… (Rosemary) – TUTS, Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey) – KCRT. BFA U. Michigan. Please visit

James Brown IIIJAMES BROWN III (Ensemble). Broadway: Rocky, Wicked, Ghost, Priscilla, Memphis, The Little Mermaid, The Color Purple, The Frogs. National tours: The Lion King, The Producers. TV: “The Wiz Live!;” “Peter Pan Live!;” “The Mysteries of Laura;” “Forever;” “Mr. Robot;” “The Get Down.” Instagram: @JamesBrownIII.

Claire Camp
CLAIRE CAMP (Ensemble). Broadway: Cats (dance captain, swing). National tours: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Mrs. Potiphar), Flashdance the Musical (ensemble). Bill T. Jones Broadway workshop Super Fly. Received BFA in dance from SUNY Purchase.

Lauren Nicole ChapmanLAUREN NICOLE CHAPMAN (Ensemble). Broadway and first national tour: Kinky Boots (ensemble, u/s Lauren). Select regional: A Sign of the Times (Goodspeed) and Legally Blonde (Sacramento Music Circus). BFA Emerson College.

Spencer Clark
SPENCER CLARK (Swing). Broadway: Cats, Paramour. Other: West Side Story (Paper Mill Playhouse), In Your Arms (The Old Globe Theatre). Pace University 2016, BFA commercial dance. @thespencerclark

Jeremy DavisJEREMY DAVIS (Ensemble). Broadway: Cats (Skimbleshanks), Annie (Bert Healy), The Last Ship, South Pacific, Billy Elliot, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 9 to 5, The People in the Picture, Ghost. BFA U. of Michigan.  Equity member since 1998.

Kali GrinderKALI GRINDER (Ensemble). Broadway/NYC: Wicked (ensemble) and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Rockette). National tour: Wicked.

Ashley Elizabeth HaleASHLEY ELIZABETH HALE (Swing) Broadway: Matilda. US: Carmen; Mamma Mia!. West End: Shrek, Jersey Boys, Candide, Dirty Dancing, Guys and Dolls, Fame. International: Finding Neverland, Starlight Express, Saturday Night Fever. Film: Cinderella, Ted 2.

Zach Hess
ZACH HESS (Ensemble). Broadway debut! National tours: The Book of Mormon (Elder Price standby), Cats (Munkustrap). AEA.

Donald Jones, JrDONALD JONES JR. (Ensemble). Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Broadway: Aladdin (OBC), Chicago (Sgt. Fogarty). Off-Broadway: Sweet Charity (Philip), Carnegie Hall’s West Side Story (Bernardo). National tour: The Color Purple. Seattle’s Spectrum Dance Theater. @doniejunior #blocSTAR

Nina LafargaNINA LAFARGA (Ensemble). Broadway: On Your Feet! (OBC); In the Heights (OBC); Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown; Sweet Charity; Aida. Off-Broadway: Capeman, Fanny. TV/film: “Elementary,” “Smash,” “30 Rock,” Friends With Kids, Sleeping with the Fishes, Ted 2. @ninalafarga,

Ross Lekites
ROSS LEKITES (Ensemble). Broadway: Kinky Boots. National tours: West Side Story (Tony), Kinky Boots. Regional: Theaterworks Silicon Valley, Goodspeed Opera House, Riverside Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, TOTS. TV: “Time After Time” (ABC). Insta @rjlekites.

Austin LeschAUSTIN LESCH (Ensemble). Broadway: Something Rotten!; Violet; Billy Elliot. Off-Broadway: Altar Boyz. New York City Center Encores!: Violet. National tour: Altar Boyz. TV/film: “Peter Pan Live!;” Across the Universe. Original music on iTunes as Boo Riley. @boorileymusic

Synthia Link
SYNTHIA LINK (Ensemble). Broadway: How to Succeed…, Big Fish, Bullets Over Broadway. 1st national tour: Young Frankenstein (Inga). NYC: Radio City Rockette. Met Opera: Merry Widow (Lolo). TV: “Smash.”

Travis PattonTRAVIS PATTON (Swing). Tours: Fosse, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Regional: Dreamgirls; Chicago; Fosse; Cats (Alonzo); Swing!; Pippin (Leading Player); The Wedding Singer. @trvspttn

Adam PerryADAM PERRY (Ensemble). Broadway: Rocky; Nice Work…; Anything Goes; Promises, Promises; A Chorus Line and Wicked.  Other: Joan of Arc (Public Theater). Tours: Wicked, Cats, Sweet Charity. TV/film: “Law and Order: SVU;” “Smash;” Hail, Caesar!. @adammperry

Jeff PewJEFF PEW (Swing). Broadway: Cinderella (Prince Topher u/s), Radio City Summer Spectacular. Tours: Billy Elliot. @jeffpew1

Olivia PhillipOLIVIA PHILLIP (Ensemble). Select credits –  Broadway: Waitress; Disaster!. West End: The Book of Mormon, Ghost The Musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Instagram @olivialucyphillip. Twitter @oliviaphillip. Facebook Olivia Phillip.

Noah J. RickettsNOAH J. RICKETTS (Ensemble). Broadway and 1st national tour: Beautiful The Carole King Musical. Favorite regional: Dreamgirls (C.C.) – NSMT; Hello, Dolly! – Muny; Tarzan (Terk) – WWT; La Cage (Jacob) – Summer Lyric. BFA CCM. @noahjrkts

Ann SandersANN SANDERS (Ensemble). Broadway: Lincoln Center’s The King and I, If/Then, Leap of Faith, Avenue Q (Christmas Eve), Beauty and the Beast (Belle). Off-Broadway: Plenty, Falsettoland. Regional: Shrek, Hair, Allegiance. TV: “Elementary,” “Unforgettable, “The Big C,” “Johnny and the Sprites.”

Jacob SmithJACOB SMITH (Ensemble). Broadway: Doctor Zhivago (ensemble). Other credits: The Spongebob Musical (Patrick u/s, swing), Spamalot (Galahad) and Rock of Ages (Dennis). Instagram: @LumberJakeSmith.

Nicholas WardNICHOLAS WARD (Ensemble). Broadway: In Transit, On The Town. NY City Center Encores!: The Golden Apple, 1776, Cabin in the Sky, Paint Your Wagon. National tour: Show Boat. European tour: Porgy and Bess. Regional: Big River, Ragtime, Once on This Island.

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FrozenAt a glance: From Disney, the producer of The Lion King, Mary Poppins and Beauty and the Beast comes the beloved tale of two sisters torn apart and their journey to find themselves and their way back to each other. Be among the first to see this highly anticipated new musical before it makes its Broadway debut. This Broadway-bound Frozen, a full-length stage work told in two acts, is the first and only incarnation of the tale that expands upon and deepens its indelible plot and themes through new songs and story material from the film’s creators.  Like the Disney Theatrical Broadway musicals that have come before it, it is a full evening of theatre and is expected to run 2 1/2 hours. Single tickets to Frozen are on sale now. Tickets start at $25, with a limit of eight tickets per account. Details:

Presented by Disney Theatrical Productions
Aug. 17-Oct. 1
Buell Theatre
Sales to groups of 10 or more here


Previous NewsCenter coverage of Frozen
Don’t get scammed buying your Frozen tickets
Photos: Rehearsals begin in New York
Video: The summer of Frozen is heating up in Denver
Principal casting announced: Caissie Levy to star as Elsa
Casting completed for Denver launch of Frozen
Denver Frozen tickets go on sale May 1
Disney confirms director Michael Grandage
Denver dates for Frozen announced
2016-17 Broadway season to include pre-Broadway Frozen

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