Tag Archives: Taye Diggs

Nessa’s Niblets: July 25, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth (original Glinda – Broadway, Pre-Broadway) starred on the final season of “The West Wing”. Taye Diggs (former Fiyero – Broadway) and Peter Scolari (Wizard – Broadway) also guest starred on the show. Brynn O’Malley (former Nessarose – 1st Natl. Tour, Broadway) and Jenni Barber (former Glinda … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: February 15, 2016

Tom Flynn (former Dr. Dillamond – Broadway, 1st Natl. Tour, San Francisco), William Ryall (Witch’s Father/Ozian official, Dillamond/Wizard u/s – Broadway), and Andrew Palermo (ensemble, u/s Boq – original Broadway company) were in the 1995 Broadway revival of HOW TO SUCCESS IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY … Continue reading

Diggs to Take on HEDWIG

Taye Diggs (former Fiyero – Broadway) has been tapped to succeed Darren Criss in the title role in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. As previously announced, Criss will play his last performance on July 19. Diggs will play a limited 12 week engagement … Continue reading

Taye Diggs to Cohost Drama League Tribute to Audra McDonald

Taye Diggs (former Fiyero – Broadway) and Phylicia Rashad will cohost the February 11, 2013 tribute to five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald.  According to Playbill.com, “The Musical Celebration of Broadway will feature songs from McDonald’s many Broadway triumphs, includingThe Gershwins’ Porgy … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: July 3, 2012

Idina Menzel (Elphaba – Original Broadway Cast, Original West End Cast) and Taye Diggs (former Fiyero – Broadway) appeared in the movie musical RENT, reprising the roles of Maureen and Benny, which they originated on Broadway. Katie Webber (former ensemble, u/s … Continue reading

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. … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: May 16, 2012

Apologies for the tardiness, readers! Carla Stickler (s/b Elphaba, u/s Nessarose – 1st Ntl. Tour; former ensemble, u/s Elphaba, Nessarose – 1st Ntl. Tour) has three years of ballet/jazz training in addition to her training in musical theatre. Taye Diggs … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: May 24, 2011

Dianne Pilkington (former Glinda – West End; former s/b Glinda – West End) played the role of a blind opera singer in the film “The Wolfman”, but her scene was cut from the final version. However, she can still be … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblet’s: April 5, 2011

Taye Diggs’s (former Fiyero – Broadway) birth name is Scott Leo Diggs. His nickname comes from a play on his first name, pronouncing it as “Scottay”. David Garrison (former Wizard – San Francisco, Los Angeles, Broadway, 1NT) is best known … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: March 30, 2011

Apologies for the lateness! Stephanie J. Block (former Elphaba – 1NT, Broadway; former u/s Elphaba – San Francisco tryout) is married to fellow Wicked alumnus Sebastian Arcelus (former Fiyero – 1NT, Broadway); the two met after starring together in the … Continue reading