Today, we are pleased to introduce a new feature to Innuendo & Outuendo. “Nessa’s Niblets” will feature three fun facts about current and/or former WICKED performers. This will be a weekly feature, and we hope you will enjoy it!
Erin Mackey (former Glinda – Broadway, Los Angeles, Chicago; former ensemble, u/s Glinda – Chicago; former swing – 1NT) was actress Lindsay Lohan’s body double in the 1998 film THE PARENT TRAP, where Ms. Lohan portrayed identical twins.
Julie Reiber (former s/b Elphaba – Broadway, Los Angeles) understudied Eden Espinosa (former Elphaba – San Francisco, Los Angeles, 1NT, Broadway; former s/b Elphaba, u/s Nessarose – Broadway) in two shows. Ms. Reiber stood by for Ms. Espinosa in the Los Angeles Production of WICKED. Ms. Reiber also understudied Ms. Espinosa’s leading role of “Brooklyn” in BROOKLYN THE MUSICAL.
Ben Vereen (former Wizard – Broadway, Chicago) also appeared in another musical with music and lyrics by WICKED composer/lyrist Stephen Schwartz. Mr. Vereen performed the role of “Leading Player” in the Original Broadway Cast of the musical PIPPIN.