Meet the New Olaf in the Broadway Production of Frozen

Meet the New Olaf in the Broadway Production of Frozen

There’s a new Olaf in town. The happy, beloved snowman from Frozen who loves warm hugs will, for the very first time ever, be played by a woman on Broadway. The actress puppeteering Olaf recently discussed her preparation and first experiences playing the character in an interview with ABC.

Ryann Redman may know the world of Broadway, but playing Olaf has been a new experience.  You see, Olaf is a puppet in the Broadway show and Redman explains that puppeteering Olaf requires coordination and use of much of her body. Olaf on the big screen has such a huge personality and Redman must recreate this dynamic in her own way. In the interview, she explains how she has a harness strapped to her body which allows her to move as one with the puppet. For the intricate facial movements, Ryann must use her right hand for the motion of Olaf’s head while her thumb moves his eyebrows and eyelids.    

Olaf, who we first met in the Frozen feature film was voiced by Josh Gad who has given his blessing and sent well wishes to Redman. Gad, who is currently busy bringing life to the iconic personality to Olaf in Frozen 2 sent a video greeting to the actress to show his support.

Redmans excitement is inspiring. She has a great sense of humor and claims talking with her mouth closed is her secret talent. Inspired by comedians, Amy Poehler, Tina, Fay, and Melissa McCarthy her positive attitude will leave you smiling.

You can see Redman in the Broadway production at the St. James Theatre. If you would like to see the production closer to home Frozen will be embarking on a North American tour later this year.

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