Nessa’s Niblets: September 21, 2012

Lisa Brescia (former Elphaba – Chicago; former s/b Elphaba – Broadway) played Patti Murin‘s (Glinda – 1st Ntl. Tour) mother in THE UNAUTHORIZED AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SAMANTHA BROWN.

Stephanie J. Block (former Elphaba – Broadway, 1st Ntl. Tour; former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – Pre-Broadway), William Youmans (former Dr. Dillamond – Chicago; original Dr. Dillamond – Chicago), Jerad Bortz (ensemble, u/s Fiyero – Broadway), Brooke Elliott (former ensemble, u/s Madame Morrible – 1st Ntl. Tour), Alexis Carra (former swing, u/s Witch’s Mother – 1st Ntl. Tour, Los Angeles, Chicago, Broadway), Daniel Torres (former ensemble, u/s Fiyero – 2nd Ntl. Tour), and Briana Yacavone (former swing, u/s Nessarose, u/s Midwife – Broadway; former Nessarose – Los Angeles) were all featured in the original Broadway cast of THE PIRATE QUEEN.

Tiffany Haas (former Glinda, former ensemble, u/s Glinda, u/s Nessarose, former swing, u/s Nessarose –  2nd Ntl. Tour, Broadway) is the only American to have played Glinda full-time on the 2nd National Tour. Heléne Yorke (former Glinda – 2nd Ntl. Tour) and Natalie Daradich (former s/b Glinda – 1st Ntl. Tour; former Glinda – 2nd Ntl. Tour; former s/b Glinda, u/s Nessarose – San Francisco, Los Angeles; former ensemble, u/s Glinda, u/s Nessarose – Los Angeles; former swing, u/s Nessarose, u/s Midwife, u/s Witch’s Mother – Los Angeles) are Canadian. Jeanna de Waal (Glinda – 2nd Ntl. Tour) is British.


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