Tag Archives: Desi Oakley

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: June 13, 2016

Jenn Gambatese (former Glinda – 1st Natl. Tour) was Jane in Broadway production of TARZAN. Caissie Levy (former Elphaba, former s/b Elphaba – Los Angeles; former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – Broadway) originated the role of Fantine in the 2014 Broadway revival of … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: August 17, 2015

Tess Soltau (Glinda s/b – Broadway), Adam Grupper (former Wizard – Broadway), and Rachel Potter (former ensemble, u/s Glinda – 2nd Natl. Tour) were all in the Broadway production of THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Nick Adams (former Fiyero – 1st Natl. Tour) and Mary Testa (former Madame Morrible – Broadway) … Continue reading


THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY will bring a little magic to 54 Below on August 16. Billed as “a Broadway Princess Party you will never forget!”, THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY will be hosted by Laura Osnes with musical direction by Benjamin Rauhala. The evening … Continue reading

WICKED Alums to Set for Broadway Loves Katy Perry

On July 13, Emma Hunton (former Elphaba – 1st Natl. Tour), Desi Oakley (ensemble, u/s Nessarose/midwife – Broadway; former universal swing), Daniel Quadrino (former ensemble, Boq u/s – Broadway) and  Lauren Ashley Zakrin (former ensemble, u/s Glinda – 1st Natl. Tour) will join several other Broadway … Continue reading

Cast Updates: January-February 2015

Broadway Christine Dwyer has temporarily returned to the role of Elphaba, replacing Caroline Bowman who will return to the company in March. Catherine Charlebois has temporarily replaced Kelli Barrett as Nessarose. Ms. Barrett will be originating the role of Lara Guishar in … Continue reading

pOZcast: June 14, 2014

Today, we are excited to share an exclusive pOZcast interview with Desi Oakley! Desi is the alternate for Eva on the national tour of EVITA, but previously was a universal swing with the North American companies of WICKED, where she was … Continue reading

Oakley Releases EP DON’T LOOK BACK

Desi Oakley (former Universal Swing) has released her debut EP, titled “Don’t Look Back” this week.  Ms. Oakley has written and recorded the six song album while she’s been on the road with EVITA this year.  The album is available through … Continue reading

Nessa’s Niblets: November 18, 2013

Caroline Bowman (former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – Broadway), Desi Oakley (former Universal Swing), and Samantha Farrow (former ensemble – 2nd Ntl. Tour) are all currently touring with EVITA.  Other WICKED cast members to have performed in EVITA are Christina DeCicco (former Glinda – 1st Ntl. Tour), Rachel … Continue reading

Video Footage: Caroline Bowman sings “Buenos Aires”

Check out this video of Caroline Bowman (former ensemble, u/s Elphaba – Broadway) performing “Buenos Aires” in rehearsal with the new National Touring Company of EVITA, in which she is performing the role of Eva. Also performing in the video (in the … Continue reading