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Stephanie J. Block (former Elphaba – Broadway, 1st Natl. Tour; former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – Pre-Broadway) read the role of Elphaba during early readings before Idina Menzel (original Elphaba – pre-Broadway, Broadway, West End).
Caissie Levy (former Elphaba, s/b Elphaba – Los Angeles; former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – Broadway) performed as Sheila at her summer camp in a Hebrew production of HAIR. She later went on to play the same role in the 2009 Broadway revival.
Annaleigh Ashford (former Glinda – Chicago, Broadway; former ensemble, u/s Glinda – 1st Ntl. Tour), Richard H. Blake (Fiyero – Broadway; former Fiyero – 1st Natl. Tour), Laura Bell Bundy (s/b Glinda – Original Broadway Cast), Gaelen Gilliland (former ensemble, u/s Madame Morrible – Broadway), Manuel Herrera (Chistery – Original Broadway Cast; former ensemble – Broadway) and Andy Karl (former Fiyero – Broadway production), were in the original Broadway cast of LEGALLY BLONDE. The 2007 MTV airing of the show consisted mostly of the people from the Original Broadway Cast; however, Asmeret Ghebremichael (former ensemble – Broadway) performed the role of Pilar.
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.
Mandy Gonzalez has replaced Dee Roscioli as Elphaba.
David Hull (former ensemble, u/s Boq – 1st National Tour) has replaced Manuel Herrera in the ensemble.
Betsy Struxness has left the production and been replaced by Amanda Rose; it is assumed that she will cover that track until Heather Spore (Ensemble; u/s Glinda) returns.
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 this week.