First, Gad crooned Frozen tune "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" with a high, chipmunk-styled squeak. Fallon followed with a devilishly deep take on Elton John's Lion King ballad "Circle of Life." The duo united for a wild closer, a duet version of the Beauty and the Beast theme filled with multiple effects, including heavy auto-tune.
Gad appears in the upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast remake, playing LeFou, the first openly gay character in a Disney film. The movie faced backlash when director Bill Condon revealed the subplot in an interview with British magazine Attitude.
"LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston," he said, the New York Times reports. "He's confused about what he wants. It's somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelings."
Josh Gad Joins Jimmy Fallon In Disney Edition Of ‘Box Of Microphones’
Jimmy Fallon played a Disney Edition of “Box of Microphones” with Josh Gad on Tuesday’s The Tonight Show. They took turns singing random tunes while the microphones did strange and wonderful things with their voices. It ended, of course, with a duet singing of the title tune from Beauty and the Beast. Gad is among the actors making the late-night TV rounds this week in promotion of Disney’s live-action remake of its hit animated movie, opening this week.
DVR Alert: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST's Josh Gad to Co-Host LIVE WITH KELLY Next Thursday
Be sure to tune in next Thursday, March 31st to see Tony Award-nominated actor, Josh Gad, join forces with Kelly Ripa as co-host of Live with Kelly! The actor will be joining the morning chat show in support of his anticipated turn as Le Fou in Disney's brand-new remake of "Beauty and the Beast."
"LIVE with Kelly" is distributed in national Syndication by Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and TV Distribution. The show is produced by WABC-TV in New York and executive produced by Michael Gelman and Kelly Ripa. Visit "LIVE" on the web at LiveKelly.com, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@LiveKelly), and Snapchat (LiveKelly).
Disney's highly anticipated live-action film hits theaters on March 17th and is a live-action re-telling of the studio's animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winnerKevin Kline as Maurice, BELLE'S eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston's long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
Directed by Oscar winner Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, "Beauty and the Beast" is produced by Mandeville Films' David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, with eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the 1991 animated film, providing the score, which will include new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as several new songs written by Menken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice.