Cast & Creative

Meet the incredibly talented cast who will be bringing FROZEN to life in the Theatre Royal Drury Lane from August 2021!

Samantha Barks

Samantha Barks

Elsa

Samantha Barks

Place of Birth: Douglas, Isle of Man.

Training: ArtsEd.

Theatre: Chess (Umeda Arts Theater Main Hall / Tokyo International Forum Hall); Pretty Woman: The Musical (Chicago/Broadway); The Last Five Years (St James Theatre); Amelie (Berkeley Rep); City Of Angels (Donmar Warehouse); Chicago (Hollywood Bowl); 24 Hour Plays (Los Angeles); Oliver! (UK Tour); Les Misérables (Queens Theatre); Cabaret (Birmingham Rep Theatre).

Television: I’d Do Anything (BBC1); The Final Quest (ITV1).

Film: For Love Or Money; Bitter Harvest; Interlude in Prague; The Devil’s Harvest; The Christmas Candle; Jack and The Cuckoo-Clock Heart; Les Misérables.

Other: Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer (Les Misérables).

Twitter and Instagram @samanthabarks

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Stephanie McKeon

Stephanie McKeon

Anna

Stephanie McKeon

Place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland.

Training: Trinity College, Dublin.

Theatre: The Commitments (Palace Theatre); Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Aldwych Theatre); Close To You: Bacharach Reimagined (Criterion Theatre); What’s It All About?: Bacharach Reimagined (Menier Chocolate Factory); Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Gate Theatre, Dublin); Improbable Frequency (Gaiety Theatre, Dublin); The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle (Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh); Cinderella (Gaiety Theatre, Dublin); Anglo: The Musical (Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin / Olympia Theatre Dublin); A Midsummer Night's Dream (UK tour).

Television: Fair City (RTÉ); Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Film: Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion; Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth.

Instagram and Twitter: @Steph_McKeon

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Craig Gallivan

Craig Gallivan

Olaf

Craig Gallivan

Place of Birth: Swansea, Wales

Training: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA)

Theatre: School Of Rock (New London/Gillian Lynne Theatre); Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace); Crime And Punishment (National Theatre); Days Of Significance (RSC at Tricycle Theatre); The Long And The Short And The Tall (Sheffield Lyceum); Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK tour); Oliver! (London Palladium)

TelevisionStella (SKY One); Torchwood II (BBC One); Footballers’ Wives (ITV); Footballers’ Wives: Extra Time (ITV2); Care (BBC One)

FilmThe Edge Of Love

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Oliver Ormson

Oliver Ormson

Hans

Oliver Ormson

Place of Birth: Warrington, England

Training: Liverpool Theatre School

Theatre: Back To The Future: The Musical (Manchester Opera House); High Fidelity (Turbine Theatre); Cats (Kilworth House); Nerds and The Protagonists (The Other Palace); The Addams Family (National and International tour); The Book Of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre); Hairspray (Aberystwyth Arts Centre)

Television: West Side Story (BBC Two)

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Obioma Ugoala

Obioma Ugoala

Kristoff

Obioma Ugoala

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: Drama Centre London

Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing (International tour); Hamilton (Victoria Palace); Motown (Shaftesbury Theatre); Henry V and The Mouse And His Child (Royal Shakespeare Company); Holy Warriors and Anthony And Cleopatra (Globe Theatre); The Jungle Book and Crime And Punishment (Glasgow Citizens Theatre); Neighbors (Nuffield Theatre); The Physicists (Donmar Warehouse)

TelevisionBritannia (Sky); Miracle Workers: Dark Ages (TBS); Doctors (BBC One)

Film: Beauty And The Beast

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Richard Frame

Richard Frame

Weselton

Richard Frame

Place of Birth: Shrewsbury, England

Training: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Theatre: Wilderness (Hampstead Theatre); The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre); Blue Remembered Hills (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Comedy Of Errors, Richard III, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Merchant of Venice (Propeller International tour); London Assurance (National Theatre); I Love You Because (Landor Theatre); Absolute Beginners (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith); Me And My Girl (UK tour); Promises Promises (Sheffield Crucible); The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Our House (Cambridge Theatre); The Beggar’s Opera, A Chorus Of Disapproval and Sea Life (Bristol Old Vic Theatre); Love’s Labour’s Lost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Where’s Charley? (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre)

Television: Silent Witness (BBC One); EastEnders (BBC One); Outnumbered (BBC One); The Hollow Crown (BBC Two); Holby City (BBC One); MI High (CBBC); Kingdom (ITV); Family Affairs (Channel 5); Our House (BBC Three); Wire In The Blood (ITV); Hearts And Bones (BBC One); The Bill (BBC One); Hope And Glory (BBC One); The Brit Awards (ITV); The Beast Must Die (BritBox)

Film: London Road

Other: Richard provides the voice of ‘Mr. Sun’ in the new DreamWorks animation series Rhyme Time Town for Netflix.

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Ashley Birchall

Ashley Birchall

Sven

Ashley Birchall

Place of Birth: Bolton, England

Training: Phil Winston’s Theatreworks

Theatre: Wicked (Apollo Victoria); PetShop Boys: Inner Sanctum (Royal Opera House); Tommy (Greenwich Theatre / Winter Gardens Blackpool); Starlight Express (Bochum, Germany); We Will Rock You (Germany); Oklahoma! and Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Kilworth House)

Television: X Factor (ITV)

Film: Mary Poppins Returns

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Mikayla Jade

Mikayla Jade

Sven

Mikayla Jade

Place of Birth: Brisbane, Australia

Training: Conroy Performing Arts College

Film: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil; Wonder Woman 1984; The Old Guard

Other:  Mikayla is the first female performer to play the role of Sven and has previously performed across Australia and the UK as an equestrian based stunt performer. Mikayla was the youngest member of the Australian Outback Spectacular theatrical stunt show which she joined aged 15. Mikayla later toured internationally with equine circus Cavalia and in 2017 starred in her own solo touring show.

FROZEN marks Mikayla’s West End debut.

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Minaii.K

Minaii.K

Young Elsa

Minaii.K

Place of birth: London, England

Training: The Lion King Cub School, Stagecoach Performing Arts

Theatre: The Lion King (UK & Ireland Tour); Seussical Jr (Watermans Arts Centre); Annie Jr (Stockwell Playhouse); Salute (Her Majesty’s Theatre)

Film: NeverBorn (Sirius Films); Fleetwood Avenue (Elemo Films)

Frozen marks Minaii.K’s West End debut.

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Tilly-Raye Bayer

Tilly-Raye Bayer

Young Elsa

Tilly-Raye Bayer

Place of birth: Portsmouth, England

Training: Stagebox

Theatre: Matilda (Cambridge Theatre)

Other: Workshopped the title role in Matilda for Netflix

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Freya Scott

Freya Scott

Young Elsa

Freya Scott

Place of birth: Margate, England

Training: Alan Bradshaw YPUK

Theatre: Matilda (UK & Ireland Tour)

Television: The Late Late Show with James Corden (Sky One)

Other: Ridley Jones – Voiceover Netflix

Frozen marks Freya’s West End debut.

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Sasha Watson-Lobo

Sasha Watson-Lobo

Young Elsa

Sasha Watson-Lobo

Place of birth: Surrey, England

Theatre: Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Dominion Theatre) 

Film: Mousie (Kewhaven Pictures) 

Other: Best Youth Performance for her role in Mousie at the Wood Hole Film Festival, Gold Medal (Dance World Cup, Musical Theatre Solo), Gold Medal (All-England National Finals, Musical Theatre Solo)

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Summer Betson

Summer Betson

Young Anna

Summer Betson

Place of birth: Pembury, England

Training: Associates, Tonbridge

Theatre: The Sound of Music (UK Tour); Sleeping Beauty (Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells)

Frozen marks Summer’s West End debut.

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Asanda Abbie Masike

Asanda Abbie Masike

Young Anna

Asanda Abbie Masike

Place of birth: Johannesburg, South Africa

Training: Akomaasa Performing Arts Academy

Theatre: A Christmas Carol (Dominion Theatre)

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Kanon Narumi

Kanon Narumi

Young Anna

Kanon Narumi

Place of birth: London, England

Theatre: The King and I (UK and International Tour)

Television: The Grinch (NBC/Sky)

Film: Tetris: Falling Blocks (Apple)

Frozen marks Kanon’s West End debut.

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Ellie Shenker

Ellie Shenker

Young Anna

Ellie Shenker

Place of birth: London, England

Training: New London Performing Arts Centre

Theatre: Les Misérables concert (Gielgud Theatre, Sondheim Theatre); Les Misérables (Sondheim Theatre)

Television: Doctor Who (BBC1); A Discovery of Witches (SKY1)

Film: Brimstone (Isabella Films)Other: Les Misérables: The Live Broadcast, Les Misérables: The Staged Concert, recorded commercial work for McDonalds

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Jeremy Batt

Jeremy Batt

Swing

Jeremy Batt

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: The Urdang Academy

Theatre: City Of Angels (Garrick Theatre); Cats (Pattihio Theatre Limassol); Zombies: The Musical (The Other Palace); Oklahoma! (Chichester Festival Theatre / Gordon Craig Theatre); Follies (National Theatre); Chess (ENO); Mary Poppins (International tour); Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre); Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre); Candide (Menier Chocolate Factory); Top Hat (Aldwych Theatre); Godspell (Union Theatre)

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Cameron Burt

Cameron Burt

Ensemble

Cameron Burt

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: Guildford School of Acting

Theatre: Mamma Mia! (Novello Theatre); Prom Queen (The Other Palace); Cinderella (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre)

FilmDeath On The Nile

OtherA Little Bit Of Lerner Concert (Royal Festival Hall)

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Lauren Chia

Lauren Chia

Swing

Lauren Chia

Place of Birth: Northampton, England

Training: Guildford School of Acting

Theatre: Robin Hood (Cliffs Pavilion); MAME (Hope Mill Theatre); Disney’s Aladdin (Prince Edward Theatre); Aladdin (New Wimbledon Theatre); Singin’ In The Rain (Kilworth House); Here Lies Love (National Theatre); Avenue Q (Theatre Royal Windsor); Footloose (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre)

OtherWest Side Story (World Concert Hall with Danish National Symphony Orchestra); Magic At The Musicals (Royal Albert Hall)

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Laura Emmitt

Laura Emmitt

Swing

Laura Emmitt

Place of Birth: Wakefield, England

Training: Laine Theatre Arts

Theatre: Cats (South Korea); Wicked (Apollo Victoria); The Sound Of Music (Cyprus); Evita (UK tour); Dance Those Magical Musicals (UK tour); Save The Last Dance For Me (UK tour); Glee (UK tour)

TelevisionHollyoaks (Channel 4)

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Hannah Fairclough

Hannah Fairclough

Ensemble

Hannah Fairclough

Place of Birth: Welwyn Garden City, England

Training: Tring Park School for the Performing Arts

Theatre: The Boy In The Dress (Royal Shakespeare Company); Evita (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly Theatre); The Lorax (Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto / The Old Vic); Hairspray (UK tour); Ghost The Musical (The English Theatre, Frankfurt); The Bodyguard (Adelphi Theatre); Soul Sister (Savoy Theatre / UK tour); Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales Theatre / International tour); Mother Goose (Leamington Spa Theatre)

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Danielle Fiamanya

Danielle Fiamanya

Ensemble

Danielle Fiamanya

Place of Birth: Glasgow, Scotland

Training: Guildford School of Acting

Theatre: & Juliet (Shaftesbury Theatre); The Color Purple (Curve Theatre / Birmingham Hippodrome); Prom Queen (The Other Palace)

Other: Danielle was the 2019 Ian Fleming Award winner for Best Actress in a Musical Debut.

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Chris Fung

Chris Fung

Ensemble

Chris Fung

Place of Birth: West Mead, Sydney, Australia

Training:   Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

Theatre: The King and I (Australia Tour); Evita (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Cyrano de Bergerac (Playhouse Theatre)

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Matt Gillett

Matt Gillett

Swing

Matt Gillett

Place of Birth: Sussex, England

Training: Arts Ed

Theatre: Matilda (UK tour); 42nd Street (Theatre Du Chatelet); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK tour); Jersey Boys (UK tour); Hairspray, Gypsy and Hello Dolly! (Curve Theatre); Top Hat (Aldwych Theatre); West Side Story (Sage Gateshead); White Christmas (UK tour / Edinburgh); Ultimate Broadway (Shanghai); Dames At Sea (Union Theatre); Sleeping Beauty (Wyvern Theatre Swindon); Broadway To West End (Theatre Royal Drury Lane)

Television: BBC Proms – The Broadway Sound

Other2011 Olivier Awards (Theatre Royal Drury Lane)

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Joe Griffiths-Brown

Joe Griffiths-Brown

Ensemble

Joe Griffiths-Brown

Place of Birth: Lichfield, Staffordshire

Training: Tring Park School for the Performing Arts

Theatre: Hamilton (Victoria Palace); Billy The Kid (Curve Theatre); The Battle Of Boat (The Rose Theatre); Pendragon (Bury St Edmunds)

TelevisionHollyoaks (Channel 4); Pitch Battle (BBC); Evermoor Chronicles Season 2 (Disney Channel)

FilmDeath On The Nile

OtherBernstein's Mass (Royal Festival Hall)

Twitter and Instagram @joegriffithsbrown

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Emily Lane

Emily Lane

Ensemble

Emily Lane

Place of Birth: Buckinghamshire, England

Training: ArtsEd.

Theatre: The Sound of Music (London Palladium); Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre); Before The Party (Almeida)

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Justin-Lee Jones

Justin-Lee Jones

Swing

Justin-Lee Jones

Place of Birth: Leicestershire, England

Theatre: Priscilla Queen Of The Desert (UK tour); On The Town (Hyogo Performing Arts Centre, Tokyo); West Side Story (Royal Exchange Theatre); Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly Theatre); An American In Paris (Dominion Theatre); Chicago (UK tour); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (UK tour); Disney’s Tarzan (Hamburg / Stuttgart)

TelevisionHelene Fischer Show (Berlin); The Royal Variety Performance (ITV)

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Jason Leigh Winter

Jason Leigh Winter

Ensemble / Assistant Dance Captain

Jason Leigh Winter

Place of Birth: Peterborough, England

Training: Laine Theatre Arts

Theatre: Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre / UK tour); Matilda (Cambridge Theatre); Wicked (Apollo Victoria); Chicago (Cambridge Theatre); Jekyll And Hyde (Old Vic Theatre); The Rink (Southwark Playhouse); Gypsy (Curve Theatre); 42nd Street (Chichester Festival Theatre); White Christmas (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); West Side Story (Sage Gateshead); Flashdance (UK tour); Top Hat (UK tour); Happy Days (UK tour); Cats (German tour); The Producers (International tour)

TelevisionOklahoma! BBC Proms (BBC); Alan Titchmarsh Show (ITV); Paul O’Grady Show (Channel Four); Sports Relief (BBC); 3rd And Bird (CBeebies)

Film: Captain America: The First Avenger; Pride And Prejudice

Other: Jason was the Associate Choreographer on the UK tour of Bring It On, and the Assistant Choreographer on the UK tour of Our House and The Rink at Southwark Playhouse.

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Emily Mae

Emily Mae

Bulda / Ensemble

Emily Mae

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: ArtsEd.

Theatre: City Of Angels (Garrick Theatre); Pippi Longstocking (Royal & Derngate); Brooklyn The Musical (Greenwich Theatre); Little Shop Of Horrors (Storyhouse Chester); The Producers (Manchester Royal Exchange); Hairspray (UK tour)

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Jacob Maynard

Jacob Maynard

Ensemble

Jacob Maynard

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: The Urdang Academy

Theatre: 9 to 5 The Musical (Savoy Theatre / National tour); Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly Theatre); Singin’ In The Rain (Theatre De Chatalet); Top Hat (Kilworth House); On The Town (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Five Guys Named Moe (Marble Arch Spiegeltent); Guys And Dolls (Savoy Theatre); Love Me Tender (UK tour)

TelevisionEastEnders (BBC One); Ant And Dec’s Saturday Night Take Away (ITV); The Brit Awards (ITV)

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Gabriel Mokake

Gabriel Mokake

King Agnarr / Ensemble

Gabriel Mokake

Place of Birth: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Training: Guildford School of Acting

Theatre: Hamilton (Victoria Palace); Dreamgirls (Savoy Theatre); Children Of Eden (Union Theatre); Hairspray (UK tour); Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios); Porgy And Bess (Royal Danish Opera); The Colour Purple (Menier Chocolate Factory)

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Leisha Mollyneaux

Leisha Mollyneaux

Ensemble

Leisha Mollyneaux

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: ArtsEd.; The BRIT School

Theatre: TINA The Tina Turner Musical (Aldwych Theatre); Mamma Mia! (UK / International tour); Follies (National Theatre); Carousel (English National Opera); Love Never Dies (Hamburg, Germany); Jack And The Beanstalk (The Courtyard, Hereford)

OtherFriday Night is Music Night (BBC Radio 2)

FilmDeath On The Nile

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Sarah O’Connor

Sarah O’Connor

Ensemble

Sarah O’Connor

Place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland

Training: CPA Studios

Theatre: Waitress (Adelphi Theatre); Celtic Angels (US tour); Evita (Phoenix Theatre / UK tour); The Commitments (Palace Theatre); Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre); Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales Theatre) Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (Belfast Opera House)

TelevisionFame: Remember My Name (RTÉ)

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Jemma Revell

Jemma Revell

Swing

Jemma Revell

Place of Birth: Reading, England

Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Theatre: Mamma Mia! (Novello Theatre); Shrek The Musical (UK and Ireland tour); Back To The Future: The Musical (Manchester Opera House)

TelevisionSports Relief 2020 (BBC One)

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Joshua St. Clair

Joshua St. Clair

Pabbie / Ensemble

Joshua St. Clair

Place of Birth: Cambridge, England

Training: Arts Ed.

Theatre: City of Angels (Garrick Theatre); Kinky Boots (Original UK tour); School Of Rock (New London Theatre); Wicked (UK and International tour); Shakespeare Live! From the RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company); Snow White (Manchester Opera House)

TelevisionShakespeare Live! From the RSC (BBC and UK Cinema); Olivier Awards (ITV)

OtherHey Old Friends (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); Friday Night is Music Night (Royal Albert Hall)

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Jacqui Sanchez

Jacqui Sanchez

Queen Iduna / Ensemble

Jacqui Sanchez

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: London Studio Centre

Theatre: Priscilla Queen Of The Desert (UK tour); Aladdin (Hackney Empire / Mayflower Southampton); The King And I (Tokyu Orb Theatre, Japan / UK tour / London Palladium); Shrek The Musical (UK and Ireland tour / Theatre Royal Drury Lane); Babe The Sheep Pig (Polka Children’s Theatre / UK tour); 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Broadway Studio Theatre, Catford); Avenue Q (Korean tour / Wyndham’s Theatre/Noel Coward Theatre); Hair (English Theatre, Frankfurt); Miss Saigon (UK tour and Tam tour); Grease (Scandinavian tour)

Film: The King And I

Other: Jacqui was the Associate Choreographer for the Shrek the Musical UK and Ireland tour and Australian production; the Movement Director for The Sun, The Moon and Stars at Live Drafts at the Yard Theatre, and the Director for You’ll Never Walk Alone at the Queen’s Theatre.

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Jak Skelly

Jak Skelly

Oaken / Ensemble

Jak Skelly

Place of Birth: Leicester, England

Training: ArtsEd.

Theatre: The Pirate Queen (London Coliseum); Oklahoma! and Me and My Girl (Chichester Festival Theatre); Cats (International tour); West Side Story (Buxton Opera House and Kilworth House); The Addams Family (UK tour / Ireland / Singapore); Annie Get Your Gun (Sheffield Crucible); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Kilworth House)

TelevisionTonight At The London Palladium (ITV)

OtherGuys And Dolls In Concert (Royal Albert Hall); Shakespeare Live! From the RSC (BBC Two)

FROZEN marks Jak’s West End debut.

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Jake Small

Jake Small

Ensemble

Jake Small

Place of Birth: Aylesbury, England

Training: Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, ArtsEd.

Theatre: Shrek The Musical (UK tour); Mamma Mia! (Novello); The Rocky Horror Show (UK tour); Jack And The Beanstalk (Harlow Playhouse); Back To The Future: The Musical (Manchester Opera House)

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Kerry Spark

Kerry Spark

Swing

Kerry Spark

Place of Birth: Bangkok, Thailand

Training: Royal Academy of Music, Royal Ballet School Associates, RADA Youth Company & Bird College.  

Theatre: Chicago (West End, UK & International Tour); Miss Saigon (West End, UK & International Tour); The Producers (International Tour); Hello, Dolly! (Curve Theatre); White Christmas (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); Stardust Road (The Other Palace); An American in Paris (Royal Variety Performance, Hammersmith Apollo).  

TelevisionChill Out Kerry (Channel 4); Olivier Awards (ITV); Tony Awards (CBS); Oprah’s Favorite Things (ABC); The Today Show (NBC); Royal Variety Performance (ITV); Musical Theatre (BBC); Coca-Cola, T-Mobile (Asia Commercials).  

Film: Death on the Nile (20th Century); Miss Saigon: Live! (Universal); The Heat is Back On (Universal); Edge of Tomorrow (Warner Bros); Muppets Most Wanted (Disney); Allure of Love (Ocean View).  

Other: ‘Miss Saigon: The Definitive Live Recording’ (Soundtrack). 

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Isabel Snaas

Isabel Snaas

Ensemble

Isabel Snaas

Place of Birth: Harare, Zimbabwe

Training: ArtsEd.

FROZEN marks Isabel’s West End debut.

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Monica Swayne

Monica Swayne

Ensemble

Monica Swayne

Place of Birth: Adelaide, Australia

Training: The Ministry of Dance, Melbourne Australia

Theatre: Evita (Barbican / Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); The Light In The Piazza (Royal Festival Hall / LA Opera / Lyric Opera of Chicago); Follies (National Theatre); Aladdin (Hackney Empire); Me And My Girl (Chichester Festival Theatre); Disney’s Aladdin (Prince Edward Theatre); Der Rosenkavalier (Royal Opera House); Mary Poppins (UK tour, Australia and New Zealand); Fiddler On The Roof (Australia); Last Man Standing (Melbourne Theatre Company); Nice Work If You Can Get It, Anything Goes and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (State Theatre, Melbourne); Wicked (Australasian 10th Anniversary tour); West Side Story (Australia)

TelevisionNeighbours (Television/Fremantle); So You Think You Can Dance, Australia

Other: Follies In Concert (Melbourne Recital Centre)

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Anna Woodside

Anna Woodside

Swing / Dance Captain

Anna Woodside

Place of Birth: Wakefield, England

Training: London Studio Centre

Theatre: White Christmas and We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); Oklahoma! (Chichester Festival Theatre); Man Of La Mancha, Sunset Boulevard, Carousel and The Wizard Of Oz (London Coliseum); Dick Whittington (London Palladium); The Last Tango (Phoenix Theatre); Cats (London Palladium / Wintergarden, Blackpool); Dance ‘Til Dawn (Aldwych Theatre / UK tour); My Fair Lady (Sheffield Crucible); Candide (Osaka / Tokyo); Shall We Dance (Sadler’s Wells); Guys And Dolls (Piccadilly Theatre); Never Forget (UK tour); Peter Pan (Birmingham Hippodrome); Saturday Night Fever (Victoria Apollo, UK tour / Germany); Fame! (Edinburgh Playhouse / Larnaca, Cyprus); Starlight Express (Victoria Apollo)

TelevisionThe Royal Variety Performance (ITV), Parkinson (ITV), Blue Peter (BBC)

Film: Artemis Fowl; The Goodbye Girl

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Kristen Anderson-Lopez

Kristen Anderson-Lopez

MUSIC AND LYRICS

Kristen Anderson-Lopez

Broadway: co-creator/writer of In Transit (Broadway’s first a cappella musical). Regional: Frozen (Denver Center); Up Here (La Jolla Playhouse); Finding Nemo: The Musical (Disney World, running since 2006). Film: Pixar’s Coco (Oscar Best Original Song win for “Remember Me”), Frozen II (Oscar nomination for “Into the Unknown”), Frozen (Oscar and Grammy Award wins for “Let It Go”), Winnie The Pooh. TV: songs for WandaVision, The 87th Academy Awards (Emmy nomination), “The Comedians,” “The Wonder Pets.” 2014 recipient, and now proud board member, of the Lilly Awards. Williams College grad, BMI Workshop, Dramatists Guild council. She lives in Brooklyn with Robert and their two daughters.

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Robert Lopez

Robert Lopez

MUSIC AND LYRICS

Robert Lopez

Broadway: co-creator/writer of The Book of Mormon (nine Tony Awards including Best Book, Best Original Score and Best Musical), co-creator/songwriter of Avenue Q (three Tony Awards including Best Original Score and Best Musical). Regional: Frozen (Denver Center), Up Here (La Jolla Playhouse), 1001 Nights (Atlantic Theater). Film: Pixar’s Coco (Oscar Best Original Song win for “Remember Me”), Frozen II (Oscar nomination for “Into the Unknown”), Frozen (Oscar Best Original Song win for “Let It Go”). TV: songs for WandaVision, The 87th Academy Awards, “The Simpsons,” “South Park,” “Scrubs,” “The Wonder Pets.” One of 12 artists to win Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards (EGOT). Yale University grad, BMI Workshop, Dramatists Guild council. A NYC native, he lives in Brooklyn with Kristen and their two daughters.

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Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee

BOOK

Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee is the Academy Award®-winning writer of Walt Disney Animation Studio’s Frozen, which she also directed with Chris Buck. It became the #1 animated film of all time, worldwide. For her work on Frozen, Lee received numerous awards including a Golden Globe, a Critics Choice Award, a BAFTA Award and an Academy Award. Since 2018, Lee is the Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios, overseeing all films, series and projects from the Studio. Lee also directed (with Buck) and wrote the #1 animated feature of all time, Frozen 2, in 2019.

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Michael Grandage

Michael Grandage

DIRECTOR

Michael Grandage

Michael Grandage is the recipient of Tony®, Olivier, Drama Desk, Evening Standard, British Critics’ Circle and South Bank Awards. His Olivier Award-winning musicals include Merrily We Roll Along, Grand Hotel and Guys and Dolls. Grandage received a Tony Award for Best Direction for Red and Tony nominations for Frost/Nixon and The Cripple of Inishmaan. Grandage served as Artistic Director of London’s Donmar Warehouse for 10 acclaimed seasons before establishing the Michael Grandage Company (MGC) in 2012. As Artistic Director of MGC, he directed Photograph 51, Henry V, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Peter and Alice and the feature film Genius. www.MichaelGrandageCompany.com

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Rob Ashford

Rob Ashford

CHOREOGRAPHER

Rob Ashford

Rob Ashford is a Tony®, Olivier, Emmy, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning director/choreographer. NYC: Macbeth (Park Ave Armory); Cat on a Hot Tin RoofEvita (Tony nom); How to Succeed… (Tony noms direction, choreography); Promises, Promises (Tony nom); Cry-Baby (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Astaire Award, Tony nom); Curtains (Tony nom); Wedding Singer(Tony nom); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award Best Choreography). London: Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company – Winter’s Tale (Olivier nom direction), Romeo and JulietThe Entertainer; Donmar – Anna Christie (Olivier Award), Streetcar Named Desire (Olivier nom), Parade (Olivier noms direction, choreography). Television: “The Sound Of Music Live!” (DGA, Emmy® noms), “Peter Pan Live!” (DGA nom).

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Christopher Oram

Christopher Oram

SCENIC AND COSTUME DESIGN

Christopher Oram

Christoper Oram is the recipient of Tony®, Olivier, Drama Desk, Evening Standard, Critics Circle, Garland and Ovation awards. His credits includes Hughie (Booth), Wolf Hall Parts 1 (Winter Garden), The Cripple of Inishmaan (Cort), Evita (Marquis), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Richard Rodgers). Additional work includes Red (Golden), Hamlet with Jude Law (Broadhurst), Macbeth (Park Avenue Armory), King Lear (BAM), Billy Budd (BAM), Casanova (Northern Ballet), Turn of the Screw (Garsington Opera) and Photograph 51 (west end). Instagram @christopheroram

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Neil Austin

Neil Austin

LIGHTING DESIGN

Neil Austin

Neil Austin is the recipient of three Tony©, two Olivier and two Drama Desk awards.

His recent West-End work includes: Harry Potter & the Cursed Child; Leopoldstadt; Company; The Night of the Iguana; Rosmersholm; Shakespeare in Love; The Lieutenant of Inishmore; Red; Ink; The Goat; Photograph 51 and Bend it Like
Beckham.

His Broadway work includes: Company; Ink; Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; Travesties; Hughie; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Evita; Red; Hamlet; The Seafarer and Frost/Nixon.

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Peter Hylenski

Peter Hylenski

SOUND DESIGN

Peter Hylenski

Grammy, Olivier, eight time Tony nominated. Selected Designs include: Moulin Rouge!, Frozen, Anastasia, Beetlejuice, Once On This Island, Something Rotten, King Kong, Rock of Ages, After Midnight, Motown, The Scottsboro Boys, Side Show, Rocky, Bullets Over Broadway, Shrek the Musical, On A Clear Day, Lend Me A Tenor, Elf. Other credits: Le Rêve and Lake Of Dreams at Wynn Las Vegas. International tours of Walking With Dinosaurs, and How To Train Your Dragon.

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Finn Ross

Finn Ross

VIDEO DESIGN

Finn Ross

Finn Ross has won two Olivier Awards, a Tony®, two Drama Desks and an OCC award. Recent work: Bat Out of Hell (West End); The Tempest (RSC); Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Broadway/West End); American Psycho (Broadway/Almeida); Betrayal (Broadway); The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Royal Opera House); The Crossing (ART Boston); Chimerica (Almeida/West End); Death of Klinghoffer, The Damnation of Faust and Magic Flute (ENO); The Master and Margarita (Complicite); A Dog’s Heart (DNO).

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Michael Curry

Michael Curry

PUPPET DESIGN

Michael Curry

Michael’s approach is unique, as he chooses to design and fabricate with a long-term team in his Oregon studio. The scenic designs, puppetry and performance effects from Michael Curry Design have been the cornerstone of shows for the past 30 years. Michael is best known for his work with The Lion King on Broadway, the Olympic Opening Ceremonies, Met Opera, Cirque du Soleil and other worldwide spectacles.

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David Brian Brown

David Brian Brown

HAIR DESIGN

David Brian Brown

Broadway highlights:  Mrs Doubtfire, Moulin Rouge, Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, War Paint (Drama Desk Award), She Loves Me, Curious Incident…, Gigi, Bridges of Madison County, If/Then, Macbeth, Death of a Salesman, Follies, Sister Act, A Steady Rain, Shrek, The Little Mermaid, Legally Blonde, Spamalot, Tarzan®, Nine, Gypsy, Sweet Smell of Success, The Invention of Love, Aida, The Iceman Cometh, Chicago, Sideshow, Steel Pier. TV/film credits: “Peter Pan Live!” (NBC); “The Sound of Music Live!” (NBC); It’s Complicated; Angels in America (Emmy®-nominated); Too Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar.

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Anne Ford-Coates

Anne Ford-Coates

MAKEUP DESIGN

Anne Ford-Coates

Broadway: hair and makeup design Oklahoma!, The Nap; makeup design A Bronx Tale, On Your Feet!Disaster!On The Twentieth CenturyIt Shoulda Been You.

Recent New York designs: The Wolves (Lincoln Center), Mary Page Marlowe (Second Stage Theater), Peter Pan (Bard SummerScape). Hundreds of productions for opera companies worldwide – highlights include: Candide (Opéra National Bordeaux), The Music Man (Royal Opera House Muscat, Oman), Phillip Glass’s Appomattox, Wagner’s Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Kennedy Center).

 

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Jeremy Chernick

Jeremy Chernick

SPECIAL EFFECTS DESIGN

Jeremy Chernick

has worked with Disney Theatrical Group creating effects for Frozen, Aladdin, Hunchback of Notre Dame, & Tarzan. Jeremy has worked on over 50 Broadway productions most recently West Side Story, Beetlejuice, Hadestown and Oklahoma. In London’s West End, Jeremy designed Harry Potter and the Cursed Child & Let the Right One In. Jeremy’s work has been featured in prominent performing and visual arts institutions across the globe. In 2018, Jeremy was an Emmy Award honoree for his work on NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live. Jeremy serves as Head designer for J&M Special Effects in Brooklyn www.jmfx.net

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Stephen Oremus

Stephen Oremus

MUSIC SUPERVISION AND ARRANGEMENTS

Stephen Oremus

Broadway: Kinky Boots (2013 Tony® Award for Best Orchestrations and 2013 Grammy® Award); The Book of Mormon (2011 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Orchestrations and 2012 Grammy Award). Music supervisor, arranger, and/or orchestrator of Broadway productions of Wicked, Avenue Q, All Shook Up and 9 to 5. Other credits: tick, tick…BOOM!; music director of The 87th Academy Awards; “The Wiz Live!” on NBC; conductor/contributing arranger for the film FROZEN.

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Dave Metzger

Dave Metzger

ORCHESTRATIONS

Dave Metzger

Dave Metzger was nominated for Tony® and Drama Desk Awards for orchestrating the Broadway production of The Lion King. Perhaps best known for his work in film, he has arranged and orchestrated over 75 movies, including Frozen, Frozen II, WandaVision, Moana, Tarzan®, The Avengers, How to Train Your Dragon (and 2), and August Rushdavemetzgermusic.com

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