The West End production of “Wicked” has officially announced its new cast members, who begin on February 7, 2011.
Mark Evans (former ensemble, u/s Fiyero – West End) returns to take over the role of Fiyero, replacing Lee Mead.
Zoë Rainey joins the company as Nessarose, replacing Cassandra Compton.
Ben Stott joins the company as Boq, replacing George Ure.
In addition, Chloe Taylor (former swing, u/s Glinda – West End) returns as the standby for Glinda, replacing Sarah Earnshaw. It is worth noting that Ms. Earnshaw will be the final member of the Original West End Company of “Wicked” to depart – from September 27, 2006, when the company opened, to July 16, 2007, she was in the ensemble and covered Glinda and Nessarose. On July 16, 2007 she became the standby for Glinda and has served in that position ever since, and will have done so for over three and a half years when she departs on February 5, 2011.
In addition, the new ensemble is listed in the article we referenced as our source.
Congratulations to the new cast members!