Josh Gad
Josh Gad
Newcomer Josh Gad will replace Tony Award winner Dan Fogler as William Barfee in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Fogler will depart the show on Sunday, January 29 and Gad will take over the role on Tuesday, January 31.

Gad, a recent graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University, has performed with the Groundlings improvisational troupe and is a founder/member of The Lost Nomads Comedy Troupe. He was seen in the movie Mary and Joe and had a guest apperance on an episode of E.R.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee opened on Broadway on May 2 after a successful run at Second Stage. The show also stars Celia Keenan-Bolger, Derrick Baskin, Deborah S. Craig, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Lisa Howard, Jose Llana, Greg Stuhr and Sarah Saltzberg.