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Gad took Broadway by storm starring as Elder Cunningham in the Tony Award-winning comedy musical "Book of Mormon." Gad was nominated for Tony, Drama League and Astaire awards, winning the Outer Critics Circle Award. He made his Broadway debut in a Tony-winning production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee."

Gad starred stars in Disney's "Artemis Fowl" opposite Judi Dench for director Kenneth Branagh releasing on Disney+. He can also be heard in Apple's animated musical comedy "Central Park" which tells the story of how a family of caretakers, who live and work in Central Park, end up saving the park. He stars opposite Leslie Odom Jr, Kristen Bell, Stanley Tucci and Daveed Diggs. He created the show alongside Loren Bouchard and Nora Smith.

He recently reprised his role as Olaf for Disney's "Frozen 2" which is the highest grossing animated movie in history. In 2019, he starred in Neon's "Little Monsters" opposite Lupita Nyong'o which premiered at Sundance. His recent films also include Universal's "A Dog's Journey," Sony's "The Angry Birds Movie 2," Open Road's "Marshall," Fox's "Murder on the Orient Express" and Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." In early 2020, Gad starred in HBO's "Avenue 5" from creator Armando Iannucci.

Additional film credits include starring alongside Adam Sandler and Peter Dinklage in Sony's "Pixels," starring opposite Kevin Hart in "The Wedding Ringer," Zach Braff's indie project, "Wish I Was Here," starring as the loveable sidekick 'Olaf' in Disney's award-winning animated film, "Frozen," "Angry Birds," the Steve Job's biopic, "Jobs;" "Thanks for Sharing" with Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo and Tim Robbins; Shawn Levy's "The Internship," opposite Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson; Ed Zwick's "Love & Other Drugs," with Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway and Hank Azaria; Shawn Levy's "The Rocker," alongside Rainn Wilson; "21," opposite Kate Bosworth, Lawrence Fishburne and Kevin Spacey; and "Crossing Over," with Harrison Ford, Sean Penn, Ray Liotta and Ashley Judd. Other voice credits include "Ice Age: Continental Drift," alongside Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez and John Leguizamo.

In 2015, Gad starred alongside Billy Crystal in the FX show "The Comedians" about a veteran comedian who is reluctantly paired with a younger, edgier comedian for a late-night comedy sketch show. In 2012, Gad served as an executive producer, co-creator and star on NBC's family comedy "1600 Penn." He played Skip Gilchrist, the clumsy eldest son of the President (Bill Pullman), whose sincere attempts to do the right thing often go awry. Gad has also lent his voice to 'Woodie' on MTV's animated series "Good Vibes" and played the title role on BBC Worldwide's "Gigi: Almost American." He has guest-starred on hit series such as "New Girl" and "Modern Family."

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Original Broadway Production, 2023

Original Broadway Production, 2011
Elder Cunningham

Broadway Transfer, 2005
William Barfee [Replacement]

Josh Gad Movies

[2002]Mary and Joe Angel

[2007]Watching the Detectives Mark

[2008]The Rocker Matt

[2009]No Heroics Horseforce

[2009]Rent Control Officer Freds

[2009]Rent Control

[2009]Crossing Over Howie

[2009]The Lost Nomads: Get Lost! Gigi / Miss Piggy / Jose Sanchez / ...

[2009]Waiting to Die Simon

[2010]Love & Other Drugs Josh Randall

[2010]Marmaduke Bandana Dog - Voice

[2011]Mardi Gras: Spring Break Bump (Bartholomew T. Brown)

[2012]Thanks for Sharing Neil

[2012]Ice Age: Continental Drift Louis - Voice

[2012]She Wants Me Sam Baum

[2013]Frozen Olaf - Voice

[2013]The Internship Headphones

[2013]Frozen Special

[2013]Jobs Steve Wozniak

[2014]Wish I Was Here Noah Bloom

[2015]Pixels Ludlow Lamonsoff

[2015]The Wedding Ringer Doug Harris

[2016]The Angry Birds Movie Chuck - Voice

[2016]Angry Birds: Bachelorette Sneak Peek Media Promotion Chuck

[2017]Murder on the Orient Express Hector MacQueen

[2017]Marshall Sam Friedman

[2017]Beauty and the Beast LeFou

[2017]A Dog's Purpose Bailey / Ellie / Tino / ... - Voice

[2019]Little Monsters Teddy McGiggle

[2019]The Angry Birds Movie 2 Chuck - Voice

[2019]Frozen 2 Olaf - Voice

[2019]A Dog's Journey Bailey - Voice

[2020]Artemis Fowl Mulch Diggums

[2020]These Naked Celebs Have an Important Message for Voters

[2021]Ghostbusters: Afterlife Muncher - Voice

Josh Gad TV Shows

ER Sgt. Bruce Larabee

American Dad! Art

[ 2007-2008]Back to You Ryan Church

Woke Up Dead Matt

Party Down Jeffrey Ells

[ 2008-2009]Numb3rs Roy McGill

Bored to Death Warren

The Cleveland Show Droopy, Pimp

Good Vibes Mondo

Californication Doctor

[ 2012-2013]1600 Penn Skip Gilchrist

[ 2011-2014]Gigi: Almost American Gigi

Phineas and Ferb Wendell

TripTank Louis

[ 2012-2015]New Girl Bearclaw

Sesame Street Vincent Van Stop

The Comedians Josh Gad

Sofia the First Olaf

Lego Frozen Northern Lights Olaf

Star Wars: Rebels Controller

South Park Marcus

Bob's Burgers Damon

[ 2011-2020]Modern Family Kenneth, Kenneth Ploufe

James and the Giant Peach with Taika and Friends Earthworm

Home Movie: The Princess Bride The Grandson

At Home with Olaf Olaf

Olaf Presents Olaf

Staged Josh Gad

Curb Your Enthusiasm Chiropractor

The Boys Josh Gad

[ 2020-2022]Central Park Birdie, Ernst Von Gunten

The Tiny Chef Show Josh Gad

[ 2020-2022]Avenue 5 Herman Judd

Wolf Like Me Gary

Beauty & The Beast LeFou

Josh Gad Videos

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Video: What's GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL All About? The Creative Team Explains!

In this video, watch as Gutenberg! The Musical! creatives Anthony King, Scott Brown, and Alex Timbers explain what the musical in all about.

GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! to Launch Rush, Digital Lottery & Standing Room Policies

Gutenberg! The Musical! will launch general rush, digital lottery, and standing room policies as previews begin Friday at 8 PM at the James Earl Jones Theatre. Learn how to purchase tickets!

What's Hot on Broadway in 2023

Not sure about which Broadway show to see in 2023? Check out a full list of what's new on Broadway and which productions to catch before they're gone for good!

Up on the Marquee: GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL!

It's just days until Gutenberg! The Musical! arrives on Broadway! Check out photos of the new marquee at the James Earl Jones Theatre!

Which Actors Have Done Multiple Broadway Shows Together?

This time, the reader question was: which actors have done multiple Broadway shows together?

Video: Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells Are Getting Ready for Broadway Return in GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL!

It's a big day at the James Earl Jones Theatre! The company of Gutenberg! The Musical! moves out of the rehearsal room and into its new Broadway home on 48th Street. In this video, stars Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells are telling us all about the new show!

Broadway Buying Guide: September 5, 2023

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, September 5, 2023.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld September 1st, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is  September 1, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Josh Groban, Aaron Tveit & More Will Take Part in BROADWAY FOR BIDEN Concert

On September 18, Broadway will unite for Broadway for Biden- a one-night-only concert fundraiser event for the re-election of President Joe Biden. We have the full concert line-up here!

Photos: Josh Gad & Andrew Rannells Get Ready for GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL!

In just weeks, Gutenberg! The Musical! arrives on Broadway! Stars Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells just met the press and you can check out pics from the big day here!

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld August 31st, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is August 31, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Works & Process to Present GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! with Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells & More

Get ready for laughs and show-stopping performances in 'Gutenberg! The Musical!' at Works & Process. Join Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells, and more talented actors in this hilarious comedy musical.

Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells, Jake Gyllenhaal & More to Join Upcoming 92NY Events

Join the star-studded lineup of 92NY events featuring Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells, and Jake Gyllenhaal. Experience unforgettable performances by renowned actors in an unmissable series of events. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to witness their talent firsthand.

Josh Gad Returns For WOLF LIKE ME Season Two on Peacock This October

In the second season of Wolf Like Me, Mary (Isla Fisher) and Gary (Josh Gad) leap into the next phase of their relationship and face their biggest challenge yet: pregnancy. The cast includes Ariel Donoghue, Edgar Ramirez, Emma Lung, Anthony Taufa, and Honour Latukefu.

Idina Menzel Will Headline Palm Springs Pride Festival This November

Broadway's own Idina Menzel is set to headline the 37th annual Palm Springs Pride Festival on Saturday, November 4. 

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld August 23rd, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is  August 23, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Russell J. Daniels and Sam Hartley Join GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! as Standbys

Get the latest update on GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! as Russell J. Daniels and Sam Hartley join as standbys. Find out more about the talented performers and their roles in this exciting production.

Idina Menzel Is No Longer Managed By Scooter Braun

Idina Menzel is no longer working with Scooter Braun as her manager. The confirmation comes after the recent news that Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato had cut ties with Braun this week. News that Justin Bieber had also stopped working with Braun surfaced last week, but those rumors have since been shut down by Braun's team.

FROZEN to Return as a Podcast Ahead of Third Film

The story will take place in between the Frozen sequel and the forthcoming third film, with Elsa and Anna being joined by new characters like Queen Disa and Lord Wolfgang. While stars like Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff, and Kristen Bell voice Frozen characters in the films, it has not been revealed if they will take part in the podcast.

What's Coming to Broadway in 2023

It's a new season on Broadway! While plenty of 2023/24 season announcements have yet to be made, many productions have already revealed full details of their upcoming engagements. Check out a full list of what's to come on Broadway in Fall 2023-Spring 2024!


Josh Gad has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Josh Gad has not appeared in the West End

Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Book of Mormon and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Book of Mormon .

Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Book of Mormon.

Josh Gad's next show will be Gutenberg! The Musical! which opens on 10/12/2023 on Broadway.

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