Tag Archives: Brenda Hamilton

WICKED Welcomes Back Schwartz and BenShlomo

Chandra Lee Schwartz and Etai BenShlomo will join the 1st National Tour of WICKED in Salt Lake City on July 29. They join a cast that includes Emma Hunton and Elphaba, Alison Fraser as Madame Morrible, and Tim Kazurinsky as The Wizard.  The cast … Continue reading

Emma Hunton to Join WICKED 1st National Tour

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED is thrilled to welcome Emma Hunton as Elphaba on Wednesday, April 23 in Richmond, VA. Hunton’s credits include the Broadway company of Spring Awakening (Ilse) as well as the Off-Broadway company of RENT (Maureen). … Continue reading

Cast Update: 1st National, 2nd National Tour

1st National Tour Nicky Venditti has replaced Ben Susak as Chistery. Jenny Florkowski has replaced Brenda Hamilton as a swing and understudy for Nessarose and the Midwife. 2nd National Tour Allison Leo has replaced Sterling Masters as a swing and Dance Captain, as … Continue reading

Media: WICKED in Costa Mesa

Check out these articles from the First National Touring Production’s stop in Costa Mesa, CA! On Theater: A wickedly entertaining production ‘Wicked’: The Most ‘Swankified’ Show in Town  (comments from Napoleon W. Gladney (former ensemble – 1st Ntl. Tour) and Brenda Hamilton  (Swing; … Continue reading

Jenn Gambatese and Curt Hansen To Join 1st National Tour

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED is thrilled to welcome Jenn Gambatese as Glinda on Tuesday, February 26 in Costa Mesa, CA and Curt Hansen as Fiyero on Wednesday, March 20 in Tucson, AZ. Gambatese starred … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: March 14, 2012

Apologies for the tardiness this week! – The only non-Elphaba understudies in the United States to regularly sing the line “No one cries they won’t return!” in “No One Mourns the Wicked” were Lauren Haughton (Swing; u/s Nessarose – 2nd … Continue reading

Cast Update: Broadway, 1st National, 2nd National

We have a rather large cast update this week; in addition to several ensemble changes, each production has has a principal turnover as well. Broadway Kyle Dean Massey has replaced Kyle McDaniel as Fiyero. 1st National Tour Mark Jacoby has … Continue reading

Cast Update: Broadway Production

Brenda Hamilton (Swing; u/s Midwife) has left the cast and gone to San Francisco. Also, Manuel Herrera has joined the ensemble, replacing Adam Perry. Samantha Zack is still listed as the Witch’s Mother, however; she joined the San Francisco cast … Continue reading

Cast Update: San Francisco Production

The San Francisco page of the official “Wicked” website has been updated. On February 9, 2010, Paul Slade Smith (former 1st National Tour) replaces Steven Skybell as Dr. Dillamond, and Libby Servais (former 2nd National Tour u/s) replaces Natalie Daradich as … Continue reading

Cast Update: Broadway Production

BROADWAY PRODUCTION Andy Karl has replaced Kevin Kern as Fiyero. Todd Anderson has left as Swing; u/s Chistrey. A replacement is not listed on the official site. * Brenda Hamilton (universal swing) has rejoined the ensemble as Swing; u/s Midwife. … Continue reading