Nessa’s Niblets: June 19, 2012

Kerry Ellis

Kerry Ellis

Patrice Tipoki (Elphaba – Sydney; former s/b Elphaba – Sydney; former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – Melbourne) and Renee Armstrong (former ensemble – Melbourne, Sydney) performed together in the pop group “Girlband.”

Kerry Ellis (former Elphaba – West End, Broadway; former s/b Elphaba – West End), Amanda Harrison (former Elphaba – Melbourne, Sydney), Rachel Tucker (Elphaba – West End), Patrice Tipoki (Elphaba – Sydney; former s/b Elphaba – Sydney; former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – Melbourne), Marcie Dodd (former Elphaba – 2NT, Broadway; Elphaba s/b – Los Angeles; principal Nessarose & Elphaba u/s – Los Angeles; Elphaba u/s & Nessraose u/s – 1NT), Jennifer DiNoia (former s/b Elphaba – Broadway; former Elphaba s/b – Sydney, former Elphaba s/b Chicago, former swing, Elphaba u/s, Nessarose u/s – Chicago), and Willemijn Verkaik (Elphaba – Holland; former Elphaba – Stuttgart, Oberhausen) were all in the musical “We Will Rock You.”

In the first season of the television series SMASH, Norbert Leo Butz (Fiyero – Original Broadway Cast) made a cameo appearance. Additionally, his wife, Michelle Federer (Nessarose – Original Broadway Cast) made several guest appearances on the show. Annaleigh Ashford  (former Glinda – Chicago, Broadway; former ensemble, u/s Glinda – 1NT) guest-starred in one episode. Manuel Herrera (Chistery – Original Broadway Cast; former ensemble – Broadway) and Katie Webber (former ensemble, u/s Nessarose – Broadway) appearance as dancers in several episodes.  Megan Hilty (former Glinda – Los Angeles, 1NT, Broadway; former s/b Glinda – Broadway) had one of the starring roles and Phillip Spaeth (former Asst. Dance Captain, swing u/s Chistery – Los Angeles; former swing, u/s Chistery – San Francisco) had a recurring role.

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One Response to Nessa’s Niblets: June 19, 2012

  1. Liza says:

    Renée van Wegberg (Scheveningen alternate Elphie)also was in WWRY. The German version in 2008, understudy Ozzy.

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