Samantha Barks (currently appearing as Elsa in Disney’s Frozen the Musical in London’s West End), Josh Gad (voice of Olaf in Disney’s Frozen; Tony Award nominee for originating the role of Elder Cunningham in The Book of Mormon), Maggie Lakis (Broadway’s Avenue Q), Rob McClure (Tony Award nominee; appeared in Broadway’s Avenue Q), and Andrew Rannells (Tony Award nominee for originating the role of Elder Price in The Book of Mormon) will join The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, for its 39th Birthday Gala, For the First Time In Forever: The Songs of Kristen and Bobby Lopez, honoring the Academy and Grammy Award winning songwriting duo Kristen and Bobby Lopez on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, presented by The New York Pops.

They join previously announced guest artists from across the Broadway, film and television community who will perform selections from Kristen and Bobby Lopez’s wide-ranging catalog including selections from Frozen, Frozen 2, Coco, The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q, and more. Participating artists include: Jennifer Barnhart (original Mrs. T and Bad Idea Bear in Avenue Q), Kristen Bell (Film and Television star; voice of Anna in Disney’s Frozen), Jaime Camil (Film, Television and Broadway star; the voice of Papá Rivera in Pixar’s Coco), Stephanie D’Abruzzo (Tony Award nominee for originating the roles of Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut in Avenue Q), Santino Fontana (Tony Award winner; Hans in Disney’s Frozen), Jordan Gelber (original Brian in Avenue Q), Ann Harada (original Christmas Eve in Avenue Q), Nikki M. James (Tony Award winner for originating the role of Nabulungi in The Book of Mormon), Mykal Kilgore (first national tour of The Book of Mormon), Caissie Levy (original Elsa in Disney’s Frozen the Musical on Broadway), Rick Lyon (original Nicky and Trekkie Monster in Avenue Q), Patti Murin (original Anna in Disney’s Frozen the Musical on Broadway), and Betsy Wolfe (originated leading role in world premiere of the Lopez’s musical Up Here), in addition to the Lopez’s daughters Katherine and Anne Lopez. Previously announced guest artist John Tartaglia is no longer on the program due to schedule changes. Additional guest artists to be announced; line-up subject to change.