Disney’s Frozen on Broadway Star Caissie Levy Teaches us how to ‘Let it Go’


#202: Broadway star CAISSIE LEVY (RENT, WICKED, HAIRSPRAY) is now originating the role of Queen Elsa in the stage adaptation of the Disney juggernaut FROZEN.

She chats with me about what it’s like playing Elsa in this historical year for women, the ways she helps her rambunctious two and a half year-old burn off steam in the city, and the secret as to why Let It Go resonates with so many people from all walks of life.

We also talk about how ambition and professional high standards can seem at odds with raising children and how she manages to stay on top of her game.

Finally, since she portrays the most famous big sister of all time, I ask her to give some “big sis” pointers to our five year-old Sabrina. Listen up and Let It Go!  xx Ellie

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Special thanks to Frozen's Nina LaFarga for Sabrina’s “Let It Go” workshop and to Atomic Moms guest and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood head writer Becky Friedman for the introduction.

The Links

Watch Broadway’s Elsa Sing a New Song from the ‘Frozen’ Musical (Brit & Co)

How Writer-Director Jennifer Lee Made 'Frozen' Broadway a Reality (Elle Magazine)

‘Frozen on Broadway’ Made Them Sisters. Heartbreak Made Them Friends. (New York Times)


Cassie Levy’s Official Bio: Broadway: Fantine in 2014 Les Misérables; Molly in Ghost (and West End); Sheila in 2009 Hair (and West End); Elphaba in Wicked (& LA); Penny in Hairspray (and First National Tour); Maureen in Rent (National Tour). Off-Broadway: First Daughter Suite (The Public Theater); Murder Ballad. TV: "Gotham." Film: "Ms. Bula Banerjee"; "Options." In addition to extensive Voice Over work, she can be heard on cast recordings of Ghost, Hair and over twenty singer/songwriter & composers’ albums. She recently headlined Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops, backed up Sir Rod Stewart, and released her debut solo album, With You. @CaissieLevy