Comscore

Lilli Cooper in Wicked

ElphabaGoodman Profile Photo
ElphabaGoodman
Stand-by
joined:4/2/10
Lilli Cooper in Wicked
Posted: 2/12/13 at 05:13pm
For those of you who didn't know, Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening) will be joining the 2nd National Tour of Wicked tonight (ensemble, u/s Elphaba). I'm actually kind of surprised that she's doing this, but she hasn't done anything on Broadway since Spring Awakening. I'm sure she'll make a great Elphaba. Isn't she quite young, though?
Younger Brother Profile Photo
Younger Brother
Broadway Star
joined:8/27/12
Lilli Cooper in Wicked
Posted: 2/12/13 at 05:23pm
On a somewhat unrelated note, am I right in thinking she is only the 4th Elphaba to play the role in the states of African American descent? (I can think of Saycon Sengbloh, Dan'Yelle Williamson, Brandi Massey and then Lilli)
ElphabaGoodman Profile Photo
ElphabaGoodman
Stand-by
joined:4/2/10
Lilli Cooper in Wicked
Posted: 2/12/13 at 05:24pm
Yes, that is correct. There's also Alexia Khadime, who did it in London.
Visceral_Fella Profile Photo
Visceral_Fella
Broadway Star
joined:1/18/12
Lilli Cooper in Wicked
Posted: 2/12/13 at 05:25pm
I was thinking the same thing. She is indeed. The first one in 5 years at that.
perfectlymarvelous Profile Photo
perfectlymarvelous
Broadway Legend
joined:5/21/07
Lilli Cooper in Wicked
Posted: 2/12/13 at 05:38pm
I find it surprising that she's covering Elphaba, I didn't know she was a high belter...she has a great voice though.

I'm not surprised this is the first thing she's done since Spring Awakening. She was 16/17 at the time so she's 22/23 now, I'm guessing she wanted to take time off to go to school and she will have graduated at this point.
RippedMan Profile Photo
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Lilli Cooper in Wicked
Posted: 2/13/13 at 10:19am
I love her voice. I cannot wait to hear her take on those songs.

What happened to Brandi Massey? She had one of the best "Defying Gravity" I have heard in awhile.
Owen22
Broadway Legend
joined:2/24/11
Lilli Cooper in Wicked
Posted: 2/13/13 at 10:31am
Wow. Lilli Cooper has an amazingly unique voice...not really an Elphaba voice, but I'm certainly intrigued. Enough to get my ass to a tour stop if I knew for sure she was on..
AC126748 Profile Photo
AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
Lilli Cooper in Wicked
Posted: 2/13/13 at 12:13pm
I'm actually kind of surprised that she's doing this, but she hasn't done anything on Broadway since Spring Awakening. I'm sure she'll make a great Elphaba. Isn't she quite young, though?

She'll be 23 this year. She left Spring Awakening to attend college full-time, and graduated last year from Vassar. That's why she's been largely absent from the stage.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
GlindatheGood22  Profile Photo
GlindatheGood22
Broadway Legend
joined:7/17/07
Lilli Cooper in Wicked
Posted: 2/13/13 at 02:13pm
Lilli! I remember way back when when there was the debate over Lea possibly doing Elphaba, and someone said Lilli was the only Spring Awakening cast member who could handle it vocally.
I leave the room smiling.
Greatwhiteway3
Stand-by
joined:7/7/09
Lilli Cooper in Wicked
Posted: 2/13/13 at 02:23pm
What the hell is a Dan'Yelle... Did they mean Danielle but not know how to spell it?
steven22 Profile Photo
steven22
Broadway Legend
joined:5/19/06
Lilli Cooper in Wicked
Posted: 2/13/13 at 04:08pm
Saycon Sengblog was the standby on broadway for years and she had incredible vocals...wish she would come back full time
DefyGravity777
Broadway Legend
joined:1/28/08
Lilli Cooper in Wicked
Posted: 2/13/13 at 04:31pm
"What the hell is a Dan'Yelle... Did they mean Danielle but not know how to spell it?"

Her name is Dan'Yelle. There are different spellings of it. Not really that hard to figure out.
Don't believe everything that you hear! Only the peeps involved know the truth!
runaways
Swing
joined:1/14/12
Lilli Cooper in Wicked
Posted: 2/17/13 at 06:34pm
I would love to hear her sing this score! I hope she gets the chance to go on once she's settled in.
Visceral_Fella Profile Photo
Visceral_Fella
Broadway Star
joined:1/18/12
Lilli Cooper in Wicked
Posted: 6/22/13 at 02:26pm
She's making her debut tonight.


Her Twitter
Updated On: 6/22/13 at 02:26 PM
LizzieCurry Profile Photo
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Lilli Cooper in Wicked
Posted: 6/22/13 at 04:12pm
"Don't patronize me, alright?" - BroadwayStar4
Visceral_Fella Profile Photo
Visceral_Fella
Broadway Star
joined:1/18/12
Lilli Cooper in Wicked
Posted: 6/22/13 at 05:05pm
Thank you, I'm not very twitter savy so I didn't know how to direct link. Now I see that opening expand in a new tab provides the direct link.
Visceral_Fella Profile Photo
Visceral_Fella
Broadway Star
joined:1/18/12
Lilli Cooper in Wicked
Posted: 6/22/13 at 09:07pm


Sorry to double post, there was a picture of Lilli in this weeks SIPS

This week's SIPs

Updated On: 6/22/13 at 09:07 PM
everythingtaboo Profile Photo
everythingtaboo
Broadway Legend
joined:5/5/04
Lilli Cooper in Wicked
Posted: 6/23/13 at 12:59pm
Wow, she looks beautiful in green. (Not that she wasn't beautiful already.)


"Hey little girls, look at all the men in shiny shirts and no wives!" - Jackie Hoffman, Xanadu, 19 Feb 2008
DEClarke Profile Photo
DEClarke
Broadway Legend
joined:11/22/06
Lilli Cooper in Wicked
Posted: 6/25/13 at 12:20pm
I would have loved to see her as Elphaba! I bet she was GREAT!
ElphabaGoodman Profile Photo
ElphabaGoodman
Stand-by
joined:4/2/10
Lilli Cooper in Wicked
Posted: 5/25/14 at 11:20pm
Lilli has joined the Melbourne, Australia company of Wicked as the new standby for Elphaba!
theCucumberSandwich
Swing
joined:7/20/13
Lilli Cooper in Wicked
Posted: 5/26/14 at 12:16am
That is correct. She's temporarily joined the Australian production as Elphaba standby. She'll be performing two shows a week for the next little while.
RW3 Profile Photo
RW3
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/13
Lilli Cooper in Wicked
Posted: 5/26/14 at 12:40am
So basically until Ali Calder recovers from her collarbone injury
theCucumberSandwich
Swing
joined:7/20/13
Lilli Cooper in Wicked
Posted: 5/26/14 at 12:40am
Indeed.
ElphabaGoodman Profile Photo
ElphabaGoodman
Stand-by
joined:4/2/10
Lilli Cooper in Wicked
Posted: 9/8/14 at 08:47pm
Lilli will be joining the Broadway cast of Wicked as the Elphaba standby soon.