– Jenny Fellner (Nessarose – 2nd Ntl. Tour; former Nessarose – Broadway) originated the role of Natalie/Ed on the 1st National Tour of ALL SHOOK UP, a role originated on Broadway by Jenn Gambatese (Glinda – 1st Ntl. Tour). Also in the original national touring cast were WICKED cast members Alicia L. Albright (Dance Captain, u/s Nessarose – Broadway; former Dance Captain – 2nd Ntl.Tour) and Betsy Struxness (former ensemble – Broadway; former swing, u/s Nessarose – San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago). Ms. Albright was the dance captain on the tour, and Ms. Struxness understudied Natalie/Ed.
– While at Elon University in North Carolina, Taylor Trensch (former Boq – Broadway) was the mentor to Grant Gustin, who plays the role of Sebastian on GLEE.
– Both Hayley Podschun (Glinda – 2nd Ntl. Tour) and Caissie Levy (former Elphaba, former s/b Elphaba – Los Angeles; former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – Broadway) performed in the role of Penny Pingleton in HAIRSPRAY both on Broadway and on the 1st National Tour.