Nessa’s Niblets: Decemember 27, 2011

Sebastian Arcelus (former Fiyero – Broadway, 1NT) and Mark Jacoby (The Wizard – 1NT) both starred in the Original Broadway Cast of the holiday musical ELF. Mr. Arcelus performed the lead role of “Buddy” while Mr. Jacoby performed the role of “Walter”. Jan Neuberger (former Ensemble/Midwife, u/s Madame Morrible – Original Broadway Cast) performed “Grandma Who” in the Original Broadway Cast of the holiday musical HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS. Katherine Tokarz (former Swing – Broadway) and Joseph Medeiros (former Ensemble, u/s Boq – Broadway) performed as “Rhoda/Ensemble” and “Quintet Member” in the holiday musical WHITE CHRISTMAS on Broadway.

David Burnham and Katie Rose Clarke in the 1st National Tour of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA

David Burnham and Katie Rose Clarke in the 1st National Tour of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA

Katie Rose Clarke (Glinda – 1NT; former Glinda – Broadway) and David Burnham (former Fiyero – Broadway) both appear in the PBS “Live From The Lincoln Center’ broadcast of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA. Ms. Clarke played “Clara Johnson” while Mr. Burnham performed in the ensemble. Later both would perform opposite each other in the 1st National Tour of the same musical, this time, with Mr. Burnham playing the role of “Fabrizio Naccarelli”, the role he understudied on Broadway.

Ben Vereen (former Wizard – Broadway, Chicago) played the role of “ ‘Chicken’ George Moore” in the 1977 miniseries ROOTS, based on the popular novel by Alex Haley.

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