Jonathan Groff is probably best known to many for his recurring role on Glee, where he plays rival show choir member Jesse St. James, but he’s also appeared in The Conspirator and Taking Woodstock, and scored a Tony nomination for the Broadway show, Spring Awakening. He’s also Zachary Quinto’s boyfriend, the lucky bastard. Now he’s landed the male lead in Disney’s upcoming animated musical movie, Frozen.
Based on The Snow Queen, ‘When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna (voice of Kristen Bell), a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell.
Encountering mystical trolls, an amazing and comedic snowman named Olaf, Everest-like conditions and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction. The film is directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surf’s Up) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, Wreck-It Ralph), and produced by Peter Del Vecho (Winnie the Pooh, The Princess and the Frog). Featuring music from Tony-winner Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit).’
Frozen is due for US release on November 27th, 2013, which means it’ll probably reach the UK the following February.