Nessa’s Niblets: June 8, 2011

Apologies for this being a day late!

Miriam Margolyes (former Madame Morrible – Broadway, West End) provided the voice of “Fly” in the animate movie “Babe: Pig in the City”. Additionally, Pippa Grandison (former Elphaba – Sydney) provided some additional voices for the film.

Four out of the eight ladies who performed the role of Elphaba in “Wicked” Los Angeles also performed the role of Maureen in a professional production of “Rent”: Eden Espinosa (former Elphaba – San Francisco, Los Angeles, 1NT, Broadway; former s/b Elphaba, u/s Nessarose – Broadway), Julie Reiber (former s/b Elphaba – Broadway, Los Angeles), Courtney Corey (former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – Los Angeles, Chicago), and Caissie Levy (former Elphaba, s/b Elphaba – Los Angeles; former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – Broadway). Additionally, Angel Reda (former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – San Francisco, Los Angeles) performs “Take Me or Leave Me”, one of Maureen’s songs, in the Hugh Jackman concert she is currently participating in.

Three men have performed both the role of “Fiyero” in “Wicked” on Broadway and “Roger Davis” in “Rent” on Broadway – Sebastian Arcelus (former Fiyero – Broadway, 1NT), Richard H. Blake (Fiyero – Broadway; former Fiyero – 1NT), and Norbert Leo Butz (former Fiyero – Original Broadway Company).


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