Carrie St. Louis, Judy Kaye, Peter Scolari & More Will Join Broadway's WICKED Next Month!
Good news! The Broadway blockbuster Wicked will welcome several new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre next month.
Beginning Tuesday, February 2, CARRIE ST. LOUIS (Rock of Ages) will assume the role of Glinda, directly from playing the role on National Tour. PETER SCOLARI, well known for "Bosom Buddies" and last seen on Broadway in Bronx Bombers, will assume the role of The Wizard. Dawn Cantwell (The Last Ship) and MICHAEL GENET (A Few Good Men, Talk to Me) will assume the roles of Nessarose and Dr. Dillamond, respectively. And ZACHARY NOAH PISER will make his Broadway debut in the role of Boq.
Beginning Tuesday, February 16, two-time Tony Award Winner JUDY KAYE will step into the role of Madame Morrible.
CARRIE ST. LOUIS (Glinda) comes to the Broadway company directly from the National Touring company of Wicked. She was last seen on Broadway in Rock of Ages as Sherrie and also starred in the original Las Vegas company. Her regional credits include Justin Love (Amanda Bell - world premiere) and The Fix (Deborah- West Coast premiere). Carrie is a graduate of USC's Thornton School of Music.
JUDY KAYE's (Madame Morrible) numerous Broadway credits include Nice Work If You Can Get It(Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award); Souvenir (Tony Nomination, Theatre LA Ovation Award); Phantom of the Opera (Tony Award); Mamma Mia (Tony Nomination); Ragtime(Theatre LA Ovation Award); On The 20TH Century (Theatre World Award); Grease; Oh, Brother;Cinderella; Candide (NYCO); The Pajama Game (NYCO); Brigadoon (NYCO); Bells Are Ringing; Face the Music; Little Me (ENCORES). For more, visit JudyKaye.com.
PETER SCOLARI (The Wizard) has starred on and off-Broadway in productions such as Lucky Guy, Hairspray, Sly Fox, Magic Bird, Bronx Bombers, Out of This World, Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, and A.R. Gurney's Family Furniture. His regional work includes: Inspecting Carol, Fox on the Fairway, and The Foreigner (Best Actor, Berkshire Theater Festival). Peter has also appeared on-screen in "Newhart" (VQT Emmy Award Three Time Emmy Nominee), "Girls" (Nat'l Film Critic's Award Nomination), "Gotham," "Bosom Buddies," "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," "The West Wing," "E.R.," "Family Ties," "White Collar," "Ally McBeal," "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off," "That Thing You Do," Polar Express, Suburban Girl, Camp Nowhere, The Ryan White Story, and will appear in ABC's upcomingMadoff.
Dawn Cantwell (Nessarose) last appeared on Broadway in Sting's The Last Ship (Young Meg). Off-Broadway credits include Dogfight (Second Stage) and F#%king Up Everything, as well as regional credits in Romeo & Juliet and LES MISERABLES. Dawn has appeared on film in The Train (opposite Academy Award-winner Eli Wallach) and Game Night. She has a BFA from NYU and also writes music with her brother Ryan.
MICHAEL GENET's (Dr. Dillamond) Broadway credits include A Few Good Men, Hamlet, and Lestat. He has appeared Off-Broadway in A Soldier's Play, Fences, All My Sons, Dance of the Holy Ghosts, The Whipping Man, and Resurrection. His many on-screen credits include One Fine Day, She Hate Me, 25th Hour, "Ugly Betty", "Taxi Brooklyn," "Mysteries of Laura," "The Following," and "Law & Order." Michael is the author of the critically acclaimed They Must Not Know Who I Think I Am: Lessons in Defiant Resilience, and winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing In A Motion Picture for Talk To Me.
ZACHARY NOAH PISER (Boq) is making his Broadway debut. A Northwestern 2015 graduate, he has appeared Off-Broadway in Mad Libs Live! (New World Stages). Select Regional credits include Godspell (Marriott Theatre), The Fantasticks! (Willows Theatre), and Hairspray (Woodminster Amphitheatre).
The Broadway sensation, Wicked, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz...but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin-smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships...until the world decides to call one "good," and the other one "wicked."
With a thrilling score that includes the hits "Defying Gravity," "Popular" and "For Good," Wicked has been hailed by The New York Times as "the defining musical of the decade," and Time Magazine says, "If every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of Wicked, Broadway really would be a magical place."
Winner of over 100 international awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards,WICKED has been performed in over 100 cities in 14 countries around the world (U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, Mexico, and Brazil) and has thus far been translated into six languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, Korean, and Portuguese.
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. The production is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento. Wicked is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.
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