Category Archives: Nessa’s Niblets

Nessa’s Niblets: November 2, 2015

Rachel Tucker (Elphaba – Broadway; former Elphaba – West End) and Fred Applegate (Wizard – Broadway) both starred in THE LAST SHIP on Broadway. Jenn Gambatese (former Glinda – 1st Natl. Tour) was the original Jane in the Broadway cast of TARZAN. Nick Adams (former … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: October 26, 2015

Laura Bell Bundy (s/b Glinda – Original Broadway Cast), Richard H. Blake (former Fiyero – Asian Tour, Broadway, 1st Natl. Tour), Annaleigh Ashford (former Glinda – Chicago, Broadway; former ensemble, u/s Glinda – 1st Natl. Tour), Manuel Herrera (former ensemble – Broadway; original Chistery, ensemble – … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: October 19, 2015

Fred Applegate (Wizard – Broadway) and Lenny Wolpe (former Wizard – 1st Natl. Tour, Broadway) both played the role of Max Detweiler in THE SOUND OF MUSIC on Broadway. Gina Farrell (former Madame Morrible – 2nd Natl. Tour) was also in this cast. Jeffrey Kuhn (former … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: October 12, 2015

Aaron de Jesus (former ensemble, u/s Boq – 1st Natl. Tour) is currently playing Frankie Valli in the touring production of JERSEY BOYS. Justin Guarini (former Fiyero – Broadway), Alma Cuervo  (former Madame Morrible – 1st Natl. Tour), Sean McCourt (former Dr. Dillamond – Broadway, original … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: October 5, 2015

Ana Gasteyer (former Elphaba – Broadway, Chicago) played Columbia and Usherette in the Broadway revival of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. Sam Lips (former ensemble, u/s Fiyero – 2nd Natl. Tour) was an understudy for the role of Topher in CINDERELLA on Broadway. Kali Grinder (ensemble … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: September 28, 2015

Mary Testa (former Madame Morrible – Broadway) and Patti Murin (former Glinda – 1st Natl. Tour) were in the original Broadway cast of XANADU. Kyle Dean Massey (former Fiyero – Broadway, 1st Natl. Tour; former ensemble, u/s Fiyero – Broadway, 1st Natl. Tour) and Kate Loprest (former ensemble, … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: September 21, 2015

Jennifer Laura Thompson (former Glinda – Broadway) was nominated for a Tony for her portrayal of Hope Cladwell in 2001’s URINETOWN THE MUSICAL. Fred Applegate (Wizard – Broadway), Robin de Jesus (Boq – Broadway), David Nathan Perlow (former Fiyero – 2nd Natl. Tour), and Nick Adams (former Fiyero … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: September 1, 2015

Norbert Leo Butz (Original Fiyero – Broadway) is starring in the Netflix original television show “Bloodline”. He has also guest starred on “Blue Bloods”, “The Good Wife”, and “Law and Order: Criminal Intent”. Idina Menzel (Elphaba – Original Broadway Cast, Original West … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: August 17, 2015

Tess Soltau (Glinda s/b – Broadway), Adam Grupper (former Wizard – Broadway), and Rachel Potter (former ensemble, u/s Glinda – 2nd Natl. Tour) were all in the Broadway production of THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Nick Adams (former Fiyero – 1st Natl. Tour) and Mary Testa (former Madame Morrible – Broadway) … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: August 3, 2015

Gina Beck (former Glinda – West End, 1st Natl. Tour) has played  Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Joel Grey (The Wizard – Original Broadway Cast) was Amos Hart in the 1996 Broadway revival of Chicago. P.J. Benjamin (former Wizard – Broadway, 1st Natl. … Continue reading