Disney Theatrical Productions has announced the cast for the 2022-2023 season of its hit North American touring production of Frozen.
Since premiering in Los Angeles in 2019, Frozen’s North American tour has welcomed over one million guests to 21 cities. It’s currently performing through 9/11 at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, OH, where critics have said “Disney knocked it out of the park” (Beacon Journal) and “Disney’s ‘Frozen’ isn’t just a musical. It’s an experience” (Ordinary Dealer). The production is set to play in 19 cities in 2022-23.
Caroline Bowman (“Elsa”) and Lauren Nicole Chapman (“Anna”) continue to star as the sisters at the heart of the joyful musical. Joining them are main cast members Jeremy Davis as “Olaf”, Dominic Dorset as “Kristoff”, Will Savarese as “Hans”, Evan Duff as “Weselton”, Collin Baja and alternate Dan Plehal as “Sven”, as well as Aria Kane and Saheli Khan alternate as “Young Anna”, and Mackenzie Mercer and Sydney Elise Russell alternate as “Young Elsa”.
Frozen also features Alicia Albright, Belinda Allyn, Caelan Creaser, Kristen Smith Davis, Colby Dezelick, CK Edwards, Michael Everett, Natalie Goodin, Tyler Jimenez, Dustin Layton, Tatyana Lubov, Adrianna Rose Lyons, Robin Masella, Michael Milkanin, Kyle Lamar Mitchell , Tony Neidenbach, Jessie Peltier, Brian Steven Shaw, Caleb Summers, Daniel Switzer, Zach Trimmer, Brit West, Natalie Wisdom and Peli Naomi Woods
CAROLINE BOWMAN (Elsa). Broadway credits include Elphaba in Wicked and Nicola in Kinky Boots (opening and closing casts). She has been seen touring the world in Evita (Eva Perón, Helen Hayes Award nominee), Spamalot (Lady of the Lake), Grease (Rizzo) and Fame (Carmen). Her favorite regional credits include Louise in Gypsy (Cape Playhouse), Eva Perón in Evita (Vancouver Opera), Natalie/Ed in All Shook Up (Muny) and Narrator in Joseph… (Toby’s, HH nom). Endless gratitude to Soffer/Namoff, Innovative Artists, Rachel Hoffman and Telsey + Co.! Always love mom, dad, Bobby and her handsome husband, Austin Colby. BFA Penn State University. God is good. For Meghan. Instagram: @carolinebowman5.
LAUREN NICOLE CHAPMAN (Anna) is thrilled to be returning home to Arendelle! Lauren has been part of the Frozen family from pre-Broadway development in 2017, until Broadway’s closure in 2020, and is unspeakably honored to be here. Broadway and National Tours: Frozen (Waiting for Anna), Kinky Boots (u/s Lauren). Favorite credits include: Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Legally Blonde (Serena), Barefoot in the Park (Corrie Bratter), Frozen 2 (Ensemble Vocals). Lauren sends her love and gratitude to the A3 artists, her dear friends, mom, Cam and Michael. For dad always. Enjoy the show! @Laurennicolechapman
JEREMY DAVIS (Olaf) is beyond thrilled to share the stage with his wife, Kristen. He’s been a part of the Frozen family since the 2016 pre-Broadway workshop, and he’s happy to give warm hugs. Broadway: Frozen, Cats (Skimbleshanks), Annie (Bert Healy), The Last Ship, South Pacific, Billy Elliot, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 9 to 5, The People in the Picture and Ghost. Member of Actor’s Equity since 1998. Endless gratitude to Mom, Dad and Sarah.
DOMINIQUE DORSET (Kristoff). Favorite performance experiences include 2022’s Broadway Backwards at the New Amsterdam Theater (“He Plays the Violin”) and Gavin Creel’s Walk On Through at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the O’Neill. Dominic is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan (MT 22) and the LINK program (’21). Love and thanks to mum, dad, Alaina and the Nicolosi team. Website: www.dominicdorset.com. Instagram: @dnilausd. Glory to God!
WILL SAVARESE (Hans) is grateful to join the Frozen family! He has spent the past four years as an acting BFA student at Baldwin Wallace University. You might have caught him graduating from college on the road last year during Hairspray’s (Link Larkin) national tour. Thanks to Mom, Dad, Mara, Audrey, Ben Sands, OG7 and all the amazing friends and teachers along the way!
COLLIN BAJA (Sven at some performances). Broadway: Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus; Hello Dolly!; Spider-Man: Extinguish the Darkness; Equus. Film: the producers, across the universe. Television: “Tales of the City”, “Political Animals”, “Divorce”, “Key & Peele”. Training: The Juilliard School, The William Esper Studio. Collin is represented by CESD, Wilhelmina Models, and is also a Certified Professional Life Coach with A-PlanCoaching. You can find it directly on A-plancoaching.com, @collinbaja.
EVAN DUFF (Weselton) is from Fishers, IN and is thrilled to be joining this magical company! Past regional credits include: Becoming Nancy (Alliance Theatre), Diana (La Jolla Playhouse). Proud alumnus of Ball State University MT. Special thanks to Rachel Hoffman, my teachers, cast and crew, my amazing family and friends. Engineer: 3vanduff
DAN PLEHAL (Sven at some performances) is a Chicago-based actor, acrobat and director. Regional: The Doppelgänger (world premiere, Steppenwolf), Romeo & Juliet, Tempest, Midsummer, Comedy of Errors (Chicago Shakespeare), Steadfast Tin Soldier (Lookingglass), Love Actually: The Musical Parody (Right Angle Entertainment). Television: “Chicago Fire”, “Mysteries of Laura”. Direction of movement: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night (Steppenwolf), Thumbelina, A Wrinkle in Time, Urinetown, Titus Andronicus. So grateful to Mr. B and the team at Stewart Talent. DanPlehal.com
ARIA KANE (Young Anna at some performances). Start of the Broadway tour! TV: “FBI: Most Wanted”, “The Blacklist” and “SNL”. Thanks to Susan Lipton, Bonnie Shumofsky Bloom, Katie, Emily, Steven, Annie and Annie’s Playhouse for believing in me, Telsey and Disney for making me a real princess, and Mom, Dad, Eena, D&B for your love and your support. @ariakane_actress
SAHELI KHAN (Young Anna at select performances) is honored to make her Broadway touring debut! Saheli recently made her professional debut as the title role in Matilda (Slow Burn Theater Company). TV: “Sesame Street – ‘S’ is for scientist.” Special thanks to Lisa Calli, Telsey + Co. and Disney. I am grateful to my parents, coaches, family and friends who love and support me. Follow me on IG/FB @sahelikhanofficial.
MACKENZIE MERCER (Young Elsa at select performances) is thrilled to join Frozen! Selected Credits: Les Misérables Tour (Little Cosette), The Grinch Who Stole Christmas Tour (Cindy Lou Who), A Christmas Carol, WPPAC (Grace). Web: Kid Chef Bakes (host), VO: Bea’s Block, Karma’s World 2D. Acknowledgements: Disney, Telsey, Bercy Talent, Innovative, Alyson Isbrandtsen and his family. @mackenziemercerofficial
SYDNEY ELISE RUSSELL (Young Elsa at select performances) is thrilled to make her Broadway debut in Frozen! Broadway credits include Young Nala in The Lion King. She is honored to work with Disney again. Sydney thanks God, her parents and family, The Boysen Agency and MC Talent Management for their love and support! Engineer: @sydneyeliseofficial
There are currently five Frozen productions playing around the world, including Australia, Japan, London and Hamburg. The Tony-nominated Best Musical ended its Broadway run in March 2020 after breaking four house records at the St. James Theatre.
Frozen was created for the stage by an award-winning team and features the songs you know and love from the original Oscar-winning film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers by the film’s songwriters, Oscar-winning actress Kristen Anderson-Lopez and EGOT winner Robert Lopez. Joining them in a creative team that has won a total of 16 Tony Awards, Oscar winner Jennifer Lee (book), Tony and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage (director) and Tony winner Rob Ashford ( choreographer).
Frozen’s creative team also includes set and costume design by two-time Tony and Olivier Award winner Christopher Oram, lighting design by six-time Tony Award winner Natasha Katz, sound design by the seven-time Tony nominee Peter Hylenski, video design by Tony winner Finn Ross, puppet design by Michael Curry, hair design by David Brian Brown, makeup design by Anne Ford-Coates, special effects design by Jeremy Chernick and casting by The Telsey Office/Rachel Hoffman, CSA and Laura Wade, CSA.
Two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Oremus is music supervisor and creates vocal, prop and dance arrangements. He is joined on the musical team by Tony nominee Dave Metzger (orchestrations), Chris Montan (executive musical producer), David Chase (additional dance arrangements) and Faith Seetoo (musical director).