Jonathan Groff Doesn’t Think He’s Hot Enough for a Broadway Version of Frozen


My favorite part of Frozen — despite all of the hoopla surrounding “Let It Go,” and the fact that baby Anna looks like my actual little sister when she was a kid — is probably when Kristoff sings his lonely, misanthropic mountain song to his reindeer. So naturally, I was disheartened to hear that Jonathan Groff wouldn’t be in a stage adaptation of Frozen, whenever that dream really comes to fruition. And here’s the crazy part — that’s all according to him!

The big-screen sequel to Frozen is still a ways away, but that hasn't stopped Disney from pumping the property wherever it can: Last Sunday’s season finale of Once Upon a Time (broadcast on Disney-owned ABC) ended with the introduction of Elsa, and the show’s producers promise the ice queen will be a prominent character next season.

Last night at HBO’s premiere of The Normal Heart, we asked Groff (who voiced strapping mountain man Kristoff in Frozen) if he'd consider reprising his animated huntsman in the flesh, if the show asked?

“I would, but I’m not as hot as my cartoon character," he said. "It would be a big letdown. I’m not blond or six-foot-five.”

Well, would he consider joining the inevitable Broadway cast of Frozen instead? “Yes,” he told us, “If they let me sing 'Let It Go.'”

Oh, how we wish. That would be delightful. Can someone please give him a solo show? Let him host SNL? Something? Anything to hear his pipes on that song.

Groff attended The Normal Heart premiere with Lea Michele, who may also aspire to sing "Let it Go."
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