Nessa’s Niblets: December 6, 2011

– Peter Kevoian (former Wizard – Chicago) was in the Original Broadway Company of “Phantom of the Opera” as the understudy for Monsieur André & Monsieur Firmin. Additionally, Marilyn Caskey (former Madame Morrible – 2nd Ntl. Tour) currently plays Madame Giry on Broadway, but has also performed the role of opera diva Carlotta Guidicelli in the production, who was also performed at one point by Liz McCartney (current Madame Morrible – 1st Ntl. Tour). Sara Jean Ford (former ensemble, u/s Glinda, Nessarose – Chicago) performed as the leading role of Christine Daaé in both the Broadway production and on the National Tour of the show.

Dan’yelle Williamson (former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – Chicago) went on to play Nala in the National Tour of “The Lion King” after leaving “Wicked”, before being reunited on Broadway in the show “Memphis” with former “Wicked” Chicago performers Brad Bass (former ensemble, u/s Fiyero – Broadway, Chicago) and Betsy Struxness (former swing, u/s Nessarose – Broadway, Chicago).

Rachel Potter (former ensemble, u/s Glinda – 2nd Ntl. Tour) is a talented country singer in addition to being a Broadway performer. She is currently working on her first EP. (Click here for details.)

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