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Willemijn Verkaik

 
Bio:
Willemijn is renowned worldwide for her portrayal of the Elphaba character in the musical Wicked, according to the BBC 'one of the most iconic roles in modern musical theatre'. She is the only actress to have performed the role in three languages and in four countries, apart from Germany and the ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Willemijn is renowned worldwide for her portrayal of the Elphaba character in the musical Wicked, according to the BBC 'one of the most iconic roles in modern musical theatre'. She is the only actress to have performed the role in three languages and in four countries, apart from Germany and the ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [West End]
Original London Production, 2021
Elphaba [Replacement]
Elphaba [Replacement]
  [West End]
West End Premiere, 2015
Paulina
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Elphaba [Replacement]

Willemijn Verkaik Biography

Willemijn is renowned worldwide for her portrayal of the Elphaba character in the musical Wicked, according to the BBC 'one of the most iconic roles in modern musical theatre'. She is the only actress to have performed the role in three languages and in four countries, apart from Germany and the Netherlands she made her debut as Elphaba on Broadway and West End. This role she played over 2,000 times, and it got her several major awards. Her portrayal can be heard on the Original German Cast recording of Wicked.





Willemijn Verkaik News

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by BWW - Dec 27, 2022

Feature: Best Theatre of 2022 For Austria & Germany Photo Feature: Best Theatre of 2022 For Austria & Germany
by Martin Ganeider - Dec 27, 2022

Let's call it a year. Recovering from the pandemic episode, home alone, only connected via Video Calls, (more or less) entertained by living room concerts instead of spending a night out at the theatre, we got the opportunity to enjoy various shows over Austria and Germany. We returned to the theatre, enjoying the atmosphere, the smell, and everything a night out offers.

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards! Photo 12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards;  at Felsenreitschule Photo Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards; at Felsenreitschule Salzburg Leads Best Ensemble Performance!
by BWW - Dec 12, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Wake Up With BWW 9/27: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Begins Previews Tonight, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 9/27: TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Begins Previews Tonight, and More!
by - Sep 27, 2022

Top stories include Topdog/Underdog beginning previews tonight! Plus, watch a video of Gavin Creel and Joshua Henry singing 'Agony' from Into The Woods, full casting for the national tour of On Your Feet!, and more!

First Look: Willemijn Verkaik Returns to the Stage in REBECCA the Musical in Vienna Photo First Look: Willemijn Verkaik Returns to the Stage in REBECCA the Musical in Vienna
by Team BWW - Sep 26, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Rebecca the Musical in Vienna at the Raimund Theater. Known for being 'the two most successful German-language musical authors,'  Michael Kunze & Sylvester Levay's Rebecca has already captivated more than 2 million people worldwide in 12 countries and 10 languages.

Review: REBECCA THE MUSICAL at Raimund Theatre Photo Review: REBECCA THE MUSICAL at Raimund Theatre
by Martin Ganeider - Sep 23, 2022

REBECCA, the musical about love and obsession reaching from beyond the grave, is back! Daphne Du Maurier's novel has been adapted several times successfully for stage and screen, like Alfred Hitchcock's Academy-Awarded Version or the late Netflix Adaption with Lily James and Armie Hammer. Silvester Levay (Music) and Michael Kunze (Book and Lyrics) brought up a Musical Version of Du Maurier's gothic thriller back in 2006.

BWW Previews: REBECCA at Raimund Theater Photo BWW Previews: REBECCA at Raimund Theater
by Martin Ganeider - Jun 9, 2022

REBECCA finally returns to the Raimund Theater! Michael Kunze & Sylvester Levay ('Elisabeth,' 'Mozart!') have created another magnificent masterpiece that has already captivated more than 2 million visitors* worldwide in twelve countries and ten languages. The spectacular production, based on the world-famous novel by Daphne du Maurier, is coming back to Vienna this September. Francesca Zambello (Director of Original Production) is recreating the show for the revival run with Simon Eichenberg (Choreography) and Peter J. Davison. ( Set Design)

Read Excerpts from Troy David Johnston's 'Going Dark' Photo Read Excerpts from Troy David Johnston's 'Going Dark'
by Team BWW - May 16, 2022

Just last month, Matcham Books released Troy David Johnston's Going Dark- a new book featuring a series of photographs that document the closure of theatres across the West End and Greater London during the 2020/21 Covid-19 pandemic.

BWW Feature: DISNEY'S ALADDIN GROTE WINNAAR MUSICAL AWARDS 2022 at RTM Stage Rotterda Photo BWW Feature: DISNEY'S ALADDIN GROTE WINNAAR MUSICAL AWARDS 2022 at RTM Stage Rotterdam!
by Chantal Kunst - Apr 29, 2022

Vanavond zijn, vanuit RTM Stage, de nieuwe grootste theaterzaal van Nederland, in Rotterdam Ahoy, de Musical Awards 2022 uitgereikt. De vakjury, bestaande uit Jon van Eerd, Hilde Scholten, Arno Gelder, Dianne Zuidema, Joy Kreiken, Maurice Luttikhuis, Michiel de Regt, Henri√ętte Tol en Rennie Rijpma, heeft in 19 verschillende categorie√ęn de winnaars verkozen. Grote winnaar is Disney's Aladdin met 7 awards. Aladdin ontving ook nog de Leukstetickets.nl Publieksprijs voor Beste Musical 2022, deze award werd uitgereikt door Stanley Burleson. De musical The Rocky Horror Show ontving de award voor Beste Kleine Musical en 14 de musical ontving de award voor Beste Nederlands Oorspronkelijke Musical.

Willemijn Verkaik Videos

First Look: Willemijn Verkaik Returns to the Stage in REBECCA the Musical in Vienna Videoplay
First Look: Willemijn Verkaik Returns to the Stage in REBECCA the Musical in Vienna

by Team BWW - Sep 26, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Rebecca the Musical in Vienna at the Raimund Theater. Known for being 'the two most successful German-language musical authors,'  Michael Kunze & Sylvester Levay's Rebecca has already captivated more than 2 million people worldwide in 12 countries and 10 languages.

VIDEO: Watch Willemijn Verkaik Sings 'Me And The Sky' From COME FROM AWAY in Amsterda Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Willemijn Verkaik Sings 'Me And The Sky' From COME FROM AWAY in Amsterdam

by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2022

Following a hit season in Hroon, Netherlands, Come from Away continues to spread its message across the world as it begins performances in Amsterdam now through April 10th. In all new footage, watch Willemijn Verkaik as Beverley Bass (and others) perform 'Me And The Sky.'

VIDEO: Watch Willemijn Verkaik & More in Dutch COME FROM AWAY Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Willemijn Verkaik & More in Dutch COME FROM AWAY

by Stage Tube - Nov 16, 2021

In just days, Come from Away continues to spread its message across the world as it begins performances in the Netherlands. Get a first look at the company, led by Willemijn Verkaik as Beverly Bass.

VIDEO: Watch Willemijn Verkaik & More in Rehearsals for Dutch COME FROM AWAY Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Willemijn Verkaik & More in Rehearsals for Dutch COME FROM AWAY

by Nicole Rosky - Oct 30, 2021

In just days, Come from Away continues to share its message across the world as it begins performances in the Netherlands. Below, watch as the company, led by Willemijn Verkaik as Beverly Bass, comes together to rehearse!

VIDEO: WICKED's Kerry Ellis, Willemijn Verkaik, Rachel Tucker, Louise Dearman, and Mo Videoplay
VIDEO: WICKED's Kerry Ellis, Willemijn Verkaik, Rachel Tucker, Louise Dearman, and More Perform 'For Good' in Honor of the Make a Difference Trust

by Stage Tube - May 13, 2020

23 West End actresses who have played Elphaba or Glinda in WICKED have reunited to perform a stunning rendition of the show's song 'For Good.'

VIDEO: Idina Menzel & 9 Elsas From Around the Word Perform 'Into the Unknown' at the  Videoplay
VIDEO: Idina Menzel & 9 Elsas From Around the Word Perform 'Into the Unknown' at the OSCARS

by Stage Tube - Feb 9, 2020

 Idina Menzel and 9 Elsas from around the world performed Frozen 2's 'Into the Unknown' at the Oscars! 

VIDEO: Willemijn Verkaik Sings 'She Used To Be Mine' Ahead Of WAITRESS Netherlands Pr Videoplay
VIDEO: Willemijn Verkaik Sings 'She Used To Be Mine' Ahead Of WAITRESS Netherlands Premiere

by Alan Henry - Jan 22, 2020

BroadwayWorld previously reported Willemijn Verkaik will star in the role of Jenna for the upcoming international tour of the Netherlands which will visit the country's largest theatres from September 2020. Check out Verkaik singing 'She Used To Be Mine' in a new video below!

VIDEO: Willemijn Verkaik To Lead WAITRESS In The Netherlands; Performs 'What Baking C Videoplay
VIDEO: Willemijn Verkaik To Lead WAITRESS In The Netherlands; Performs 'What Baking Can Do'

by Alan Henry - Nov 14, 2019

Waitress has today announced Willemijn Verkaik in the leading role of Jenna for the upcoming international tour of the Netherlands which will visit the country's largest theatres from September 2020.  

VIDEO: Willemijn Verkaik und Alexander Klaws Singen 'Unchained Melody' aus GHOST - Da Videoplay
VIDEO: Willemijn Verkaik und Alexander Klaws Singen 'Unchained Melody' aus GHOST - Das Musical

by Julie Musbach - Oct 29, 2017

Es ist die Musical-Sensation des Jahres: Zwei der beliebtesten Stars des deutschen Musicals spielen ab Dezember in Berlin die Hauptrollen in 'Ghost - Das Musical'. Die offizielle Facebook-Seite des Musical hat einen Preview f r die Inszenierung gepostet, den ihr unten anschauen k nnt!

VIDEO: WICKED Defies Gravity Like Never Before at West End Live
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 returns this Saturday and Sunday. Scroll down for a sneak peek! Watch Wicked stars Suzie Mathers and Willemijn Verkaik as they wow audiences!


Willemijn Verkaik Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Willemijn Verkaik been in?
Willemijn Verkaik has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Willemijn Verkaik been in?
Willemijn Verkaik has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

What was Willemijn Verkaik's first West End show?
Willemijn Verkaik's first West End show was Women On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown which opened in 2015


Twitter Watch

@WVerkaik - 5/24/22 04:07am Absolutely thrilled to be back in Tokyo this year!! @theatre_orb https://t.co/2J98mYgB9v


@WVerkaik - 2/27/21 03:01am Such a joy to sing with the amazing @AprilDarby91 . Thanks for asking me to be part of the #powerwomensessions ? https://t.co/plZpX7oMQT


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