Willemijn Verkaik, the current Elphaba in Wicked Broadway will play her final performance at Gershwin Theatre on May 26. Lindsay Mendez will take over the role beginning May 28.
Lindsay Mendez made her Broadway debut as Jan in the 2007 revival of Grease. She then appeared in Everyday Rapture with Sherie Rene Scott before breaking out as the “Bless the Lord” soloist in the 2011 revival of Schwartz’s Godspell. Her off-Broadway credits include originating the role of Rose in Dogfight (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination), Everyday Rapture and The Marvelous Wonderettes. Mendez also appeared in concert and on the recording of Ryan Scott Oliver’s 35mm: A Musical Exhibition.
Mendez has previously worked with both the composer and director of Wicked, having appeared in the 2011 Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz’s Godspell, and, more recently, giving a breakout performance in the world premiere musical, Dogfight, staged by Wicked director Joe Mantello.
She joins the Wicked Broadway cast that currently includes Katie Rose Clarke as Glinda, Kyle Dean Massey as Fiyero, Randy Danson as Madame Morrible, Adam Grupper as The Wizard, Catherine Charlebois as Nessarose, F. Michael Haynie as Boq and John Schiappa as Dr. Dillamond.
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