Billy Tighe, who plays Fiyero in the North American touring company of Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman's Wicked, celebrated his birthday during the show's recent stop in Montreal. He shares an exclusive look at the day of celebration and backstage showtime antics with Playbill.com.
PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Birthday in Montreal With the Wicked Tour's "Fiyero," Billy Tighe
The tour stars Christine Dwyer as Elphaba, Jeanna De Waal as Glinda, Marilyn Caskey as Madame Morrible and Paul Kreppel as The Wizard. Also featured are Catherine Charlebois (Nessarose), Timothy Britten Parker (Dr. Dillamond), Tighe (Fiyero), Michael Wartella (Boq) and Stephanie Torns (Standby for Elphaba) with Kerry Blanchard, Jane Brockman, Bridie Carroll, Michael Drolet, Anna Eilinsfeld, Peter C. Ermides, Ryan Patrick Farrell, Samantha Farrow, Natalie Fotopoulos, Dominic Giudici, Lauren Haughton, Zach Hensler, KJ Hippensteel, Ryan Jackson, Jillian Kates, Becca Kloha, Sterling Masters, Marissa Miller, Dashi’ Mitchell, Robert Pendilla, Casey Quinn, Wayne Schroder and Justin Wirick.
Adapted from the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked delves into the back story of the iconic characters from Oz. The hit musical has a score by Schwartz, a book by Holzman, direction by Joe Mantello and musical staging by Wayne Cilento.