The West End cast of WICKED will welcome Tom McGowan in the role of the Wizard on September 21, 2015 for a limited season until March 12, 2016. This will be his West End debut. McGowan has played the Wizard on the 1st National Tour, San Francisco, and in three separate engagements on Broadway. McGowan’s other Broadway credits include CASA VALENTINA, CHICAGO, and IVANOV. His many television credits include “Frasier”, “Everybody Loves Raymond”, “The War at Home” and guest starring roles in “Veep”, “Modern Family”, “Desperate Housewives”, “Brothers and Sisters”, “CSI”, “Hot in Cleveland”, “ER” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”. McGowan has also been in several films, including “Sleepless in Seattle”, “The Family Man”, “Heavyweights”, “Bad Santa”, “As Good As It Gets”, “Bean”, “The Birdcage”, “Ghost World”, and “Twelve and Holding”.
McGowan joins a cast that includes Emma Hatton (Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Oliver Savile (Fiyero), Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible), Sean Kearns (Doctor Dillamond), Daniel Hope (Boq), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Natalie Andreou (Standby for Elphaba), Carina Gillespie (Standby for Glinda), Chloe Ames, Nicholas Collier, Laura Emmitt, Kerry Enright, Oliver Evans, Freya Field, Joseph Fletcher, Rosie Fletcher, David Gale, Sergio Giacomelli, Sheila Grant, Chester Hayes, Lauren James Ray, Aaron Jenkins, Jasmine Kerr, Natalie McQueen, Billy Mitchell, Scott Monello, Kane Oliver Parry, Steph Parry, Julienne Schembri, Paulo Teixeira, Joe Toland, Hannah Toy, Russell Walker and Helen Woolf.