Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced the signing of Jonathan Groff to play the role of Kristoff in its upcoming comedy adventure Frozen.
Groff, a Tony Award nominee, has appeared on Broadway in the musical Spring Awakening. His other stage credits include the Public Theater’s revival of Hair, Ira Levin’s Deathtrap in the West End, the off-Broadway plays Prayer for My Enemy and The Submission, and 2010 Tony Award-winner Red.
On TV Groff has had roles in Glee, the Starz series Boss and The Good Wife. He made his big-screen debut in Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock and went on to appear in the independent drama Twelve-Thirty, The Conspirator as well as the upcoming Sundance entry C.O.G..
Frozen is directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surf’s Up) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter for Wreck-It Ralph), and produced by Peter Del Vecho (Winnie the Pooh, The Princess and the Frog) and is set for release on November 27, 2013.