Who replaced Idina Menzel as Elphaba?

Who replaced Idina Menzel as Elphaba?

Shoshana Bean
Shoshana Bean to Replace Idina Menzel in Wicked Jan. 11 | Playbill. News Shoshana Bean to Replace Idina Menzel in Wicked Jan. 11 Shoshana Bean, currently Idina Menzel’s standby in the hit musical Wicked, will replace Menzel when the Tony-winning actress leaves the musical Jan.

Who stars in Wicked in London?

Wicked has announced that Lucie Jones (Elphaba), Ryan Reid (Fiyero), Sophie-Louise Dann (Madame Morrible) and Gary Wilmot (The Wizard) will lead the new London cast at the Apollo Victoria Theatre from Tuesday 1 February 2022.

Who all has played Elphaba in Wicked?


  • Idina Menzel (October 2003 — January 2005)
  • Shoshana Bean (January 2005 — January 2006)
  • Eden Espinosa (January — October 2006)
  • Ana Gasteyer (October 2006 — January 2007)
  • Julia Murney (January — October 2007)
  • Stephanie J.
  • Kerry Ellis (June — November 2008)
  • Marcie Dodd (November 2008 — January 2009)

Who was Idina Menzel’s understudy in Wicked?

Menzel’s understudy, Shoshana Bean, was rushed into costume and makeup and finished out the show after a 45-minute delay.

Who is currently playing Elphaba in the West End?

Laura Pick
Wicked West End cast Lucie Jones will be taking over the role of Elphaba (currently played by Laura Pick), joined by Ryan Reid as Fiyero (currently played by Alistair Brammer), Sophie-Louise Dann as Madame Morrible (currently played by Kim Ismay) and Gary Wilmot as The Wizard (currently played by Andy Hockley).

How many black Elphaba’s have there been?

To date, the role of Elphaba has only been played full time by one Black woman — the extraordinarily talented Alexia Khadime, who took on the role in the West End cast twelve years ago.

Who was the youngest Elphaba?

Danna Paola
Danna Paola in the Mexican production is the youngest actress to play Elphaba at 18 years old.

Who are the actors in the new Wicked in London?

WICKED London is the second longest running production and since opening in 2006, has seen over 5 million people see the show at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, London Helen Woolf as Glinda. Lucie Jones as Elphaba. Carina Gillespie as Nessarose. Nicholas McLean as Boq.

Who are the understudies for the wizard cast?

Michael Colbourne replaced Tom Andrew Hargreaves as the first understudy for Fiyero on July 22, 2019. Simeon Truby replaced Chris Jarman as the first understudy for The Wizard on July 22, 2019. Rebecca Gilliland replaced Aimée Fisher as the second understudy for Nessarose on July 22, 2019.

What films and TV shows has wicked been in?

Theatre includes: Assistant Dance Captain in Wicked (UK & Ireland Tour); Wicked (International Tour); MMXI-Live (Sadler’s Wells) and Wicked (Apollo Victoria). Television includes: The Love Machine (Sky Living).

Who is the understudy for Glinda in Wicked?

Emily Ferranti assumed the role of additional understudy for Glinda on November 11, 2014. Emily Mechler returned as an understudy for Glinda on November 11-December 28, 2014. Jonathan Ritter replaced Michael McCorry Rose as an understudy for Fiyero on November 25, 2014.