STAGE TUBE: Willemijn Verkaik Performs 'The Years' from Scott Alan's HOME THE MUSICAL
In August, WICKED's Willemijn Verkaik starred in Scott Alan's concert performance of his new musical HOME at IndigO2 at the 02. The concert was the first time entire score from HOME THE MUSICAL had been revealed. Below, check out Verkaik perform the Overture and the opening song from the show!
Willemijn Verkaik made her debut as 'Elphaba' in the German language production of Wicked on November 15, 2007 at the Palladium Theater in Stuttgart and subsequently at the Metronom Theater in Oberhausen. She reprised the role in the Dutch language premiere production, opening at the AFAS Circustheater on November 6, 2011 and made her Broadway debut at the Gershwin Theatre on 12 February 2013. She has won multiple awards in Europe for her performance and received a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for 'Best Takeover'. Willemijn studied at the Rotterdam Conservatory and originally pursued a career in the music industry before making the transition to musical theatre. In addition to 'Elphaba', she has played 'Scaramouche' and 'Killer Queen' in the Queen/Ben Eltonmusical We Will Rock You; 'Amneris' in Tim Rice and Elton John's Aida (Da Capo Award for 'Best Musical Performer'); and the title role in Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay's musical Elisabeth, based on the story of Empress Elisabeth of Austria. She has made numerous concert and television appearances across Europe and can be heard on two Scott Alan albums, Live and What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up. Willemijn can also be heard on the Original German Cast Recording of Wicked and performs 'Solang ich dich hab' (As Long As You're Mine) and 'Gutes tun' (No Good Deed) on the special 5th Anniversary edition of the Original Broadway Cast Recording.