Nessa’s Niblets: June 26, 2012

– Gemma Atkins (ensemble, u/s Elphaba, u/s Nessarose – West End), Lisa Brescia (former Elphaba – Chicago; former Elphaba s/b – Broadway), Anne Brummel (former Elphaba, former Elphaba s/b – 2nd Ntl. Tour; former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – 2nd Ntl. Tour, Chicago), Merideth Kaye Clark (former s/b Elphaba – 1st Ntl. Tour, San Francisco; former ensemble, Elphaba u/s – 1st Ntl. Tour), Louise Dearman (former Glinda – West End), Christina DeCicco (former Glinda – 1st Ntl. Tour), Maria Eberline (former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – Broadway; former ensemble, Elphaba u/s, Nessarose u/s – 1st Ntl. Tour), Laurel Harris (former ensemble, Elphaba u/s, Nessarose u/s), Victoria Matlock (former Elphaba, former Elphaba s/b – 1st Ntl. Tour), Julia Murney (former Elphaba – Broadway, 1st Ntl. Tour), and Desi Oakley (universal swing, u/s Midwife) have all either performed or covered the role of Eva Peron in “Evita.”

P.J. Benjamin (Wizard – 1st Ntl. Tour; former Wizard – Broadway), Cristy Candler (former Nessarose – 1st Ntl. Tour, Broadway; former ensemble, Witch’s Mother, Nessarose u/s – Broadway, Pre-Broadway), Taye Diggs (former Fiyero – Broadway), Joel Grey (former Wizard – Broadway), Lisa Leguillou (Assistant Director for “Wicked”), Tom McGowan (former Wizard – Broadway, 2nd Ntl. Tour, San Francisco), and Angel Reda(former ensemble, Elphaba u/s – San Francisco, Los Angeles) have all performed in the current Broadway revival of “Chicago.”

Jillian Kates (ensemble, u/s Glinda – 2nd Ntl. Tour), Corey Mach (ensemble, u/s Fiyero – 1st Ntl. Tour), Cassie Okenka (ensemble, u/s Glinda – 1st Ntl. Tour), and Libby Servais (former swing, u/s Glinda – Broadway; former s/b Glinda – San Francisco; former ensemble, u/s Glinda – 2nd Ntl. Tour) are all graduates of Baldwin-Wallace College’s musical theatre program.

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