Hannah Corneau Is the Next Elphaba in Broadway’s Wicked

Broadway News   Hannah Corneau Is the Next Elphaba in Broadway’s Wicked
 
The Hedwig and the Angry Inch alum will succeed Jessica Vosk at the Gershwin Theatre.
Hannah Corneau
Hannah Corneau

Hannah Corneau will be the latest performer to play Elphaba in the Broadway production of the international hit musical Wicked.

Corneau, who will be making her Broadway debut in the role originated by Tony winner Idina Menzel, will begin performances May 14. She succeeds Jessica Vosk, who takes her final bow as the misunderstood, green-faced witch May 12.

Jessica Vosk in <i>Wicked</i>
Jessica Vosk in Wicked Joan Marcus

In addition to recently appearing as Edna St. Vincent Millay in the Transport Group production of Renascence, Corneau played Yitzhak in the national tour of Hedwig and The Angry Inch, opposite Euan Morton. Her Off-Broadway and regional credits include Daddy Long Legs, Evita, Fiddler on the Roof, Harmony, Les Misérables, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and A Little Night Music.

She will join a cast that includes Ginna Claire Mason as Glinda, Nancy Opel as Madame Morrible, Michael McCormick as The Wizard, Ryan McCartan as Fiyero, Jamie Jackson as Doctor Dillamond, Gizel Jiménez as Nessarose, and Jesse JP Johnson as Boq.

Read: THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT WICKED? THINK AGAIN.

Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked has a score by Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman, and direction by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento.

Wicked is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt, and David Stone.

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