Josh Gad

Josh Gad plays Ratchett’s secretary, Hector MacQueen, in Murder on the Orient Express who Gad describes as “a complicated guy.” Expanding on his character Gad explains that “he is a trembling, insecure secretary to this rather abusive boss who expects a lot of him, and demands even more.”

Josh Gad brings incredible wit, humor and depth to all of his roles from a summer-loving snowman to a wacky Mormon missionary. After graduating from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, Gad began his career in the theater then turned his sights to comedy, co-founding his own company, The Lost Nomads Comedy Troupe.

Gad took Broadway by storm starring as Elder Cunningham in the Tony® Award winning comedy musical Book of Mormon which earned him a Tony® nomination, Drama League and Astaire Awards plus the Outer Critics Circle Award, following his Broadway debut in a Tony® winning production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. His film credits include starring as the loveable sidekick Olaf in the award-winning animated film Frozen, starring as LeFou, Gaston’s bumbling but loyal henchman in Disney’s blockbuster Beauty and the Beast, and playing Sam Friedman in 2017’s Marshall. 

Speaking about Agatha Christie's timeless novel, Murder on the Orient Express, Josh Gad says:

Murder on the Orient Express is the ultimate ‘whodunit.’ It captures not only brilliant characterisations in each one of the distinct suspects and it's chief investigator, Poirot, but establishes a time and a place that are so distinct, romantic, and vivid that one can't help but be drawn to the ingredients over and over again.
Josh Gad
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