Nessa’s Niblets: December 21, 2011

Apologies for the delay.

Idina Menzel (original Elphaba – Pre-Broadway, Broadway, West End), Lisa Brescia (former Elphaba – Chicago; former s/b Elphaba – Broadway), Mandy Gonzalez (former Elphaba – Broadway), and Willemijn Verkaik (Elphaba – Holland; former Elphaba – Stuttgart, Oberhausen) have all played Amneris in the musical Aida.

Idina Menzel (original Elphaba – Pre-Broadway, Broadway, West End) originated the role of Maureen in the musical Rent in 1996. Annaleigh Ashford (former Glinda – Broadway, Chicago; former ensemble & u/s Glinda – 1NT) originated the role in the current Off-Broadway revival.

When Kristin Chenoweth (original Glinda – Pre-Broadway, Broadway) starred in the musical Promises, Promises in 2010, her two understudies were Sarah Jane Everman (former ensemble & u/s Glinda – Chicago, Broadway) and Megan Sikora (former ensemble & u/s Glinda – Broadway, Chicago; former u/s Nessarose – Broadway).


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