8:20am PT by Tatiana Siegel
Broadway Star Jonathan Groff to Voice Lead Character in Disney's 'Frozen'
Broadway star Jonathan Groff has signed on to voice a lead character in Walt Disney Animation Studios' comedy-adventure Frozen.
The Tony Award nominee (Spring Awakening) will voice Kristoff in the film, which kicks off when a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter. Anna (Kristen Bell), a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa (Idina Menzel), the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, an amazing and comedic snowman named Olaf, Everest-like conditions and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.
Directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surf’s Up) and Wreck-It Ralph scribe Jennifer Lee, Frozen will be presented in Disney Digital 3D in select theaters. Peter Del Vecho (Winnie the Pooh, The Princess and the Frog) is producing.
The film is scheduled for release Nov. 27, 2013.
Groff appears in the indie feature C.O.G., which is part of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival lineup. He made his big-screen debut in Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock. His TV credits include Fox's Glee, the Starz series Boss and CBS’ The Good Wife. On stage, Groff appeared in the Public Theater’s revival of Hair.