Frozen’s Josh Gad to Star as Olaf the Snowman on Broadway?

Josh Gad and Olaf the Snowman

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updated 06/12/2014 AT 5:30 PM ET

originally published 06/12/2014 AT 7:00 PM ET

With the global box office for Disney’s Frozen sledding well beyond $1 billion in ticket sales (making it the fifth highest-grossing film of all time), you can bet execs aren’t planning to “Let it Go” anytime soon when it comes to their relationships with the film’s leading voice talents – Idina Menzel (Elsa), Kristen Bell (Anna), Jonathan Groff (Kristoff) and Josh Gad (Olaf the Snowman).

While the studio would probably have a difficult time persuading the cast to reprise their roles as costumed characters at Disneyland or in a story arc being planned for this fall on ABC’s Once Upon A Time, Frozen’s writer/director Jennifer Lee is hopeful at least one the film’s actors will take part in her currently in-development Broadway musical adaptation.

Lee tells PEOPLE it is “my dream” to see Gad on stage singing, dancing and melting as Olaf.

“We need to all encourage him to get into a giant snowman suit to get comfortable with [it],” she says.

The in-demand actor, who collected a Tony nomination in 2011 for his breakout role in The Book of Mormon, has not ruled out the idea, Lee insists.

The writer/director was honored at Wednesday night’s Women in Film’s Crystal + Lucy Awards with the Dorothy Arzner Directors Award, alongside fellow honorees Cate Blanchett, Kerry Washington, Rose Byrne and Eva Longoria.


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