The national touring company of Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman's Wicked will welcome Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Isabel Keating as Madame Morrible, Fred Applegate as The Wizard, and Andy Mientus as Boq beginning November 22 at Wharton Center in East Lansing, MI.
The current touring company also features Jessica Vosk (Elphaba), Amanda Jane Cooper (Glinda), Chad Jennings (Doctor Dillamond), Kristen Martin (Nessarose), Jeremy Woodard (Fiyero), and Emily Schultheis (Standby for Elphaba), with Allison Bailey, Kerry Blanchard, Giovanni Bonaventura, Jillian Butler, Laurel Cannon, Jordan Casanova, Michael Di Liberto, Michael Drolet, Ryan Patrick Farrell, Anthony Festa, Lisa Finegold, Napoleon W. Gladney, Dominic Giudici, Lauren Haughton, Garett Hawe, Kelly Lafarga, Melissa Legaspi, Chase Madigan, Olivia Polci, Anthony Sagaria, Wayne Schroder, Tregoney Shepherd, Ben Susak, Jeremy Thompson, Nyla Watson, Michael Williams, and Justin Wirick.
Keating garnered a Tony Award nomination and won the Drama Desk Award for playing Judy Garland in The Boy from Oz. On Broadway she has also starred in Hairspray, Enchanted April, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, and It’s Only A Play.
Applegate takes over as The Wizard after having played the role on Broadway last year. Applegate’s other Broadway credits include Tuck Everlasting, The Last Ship, Sister Act, La Cage aux Folles, Young Frankenstein, and The Producers, among others.
Mientus is best known for his role as Kyle Bishop in the hit television series Smash. Most recently, he starred in the Deaf West Theatre Company’s Broadway revival of Spring Awakening and the 2014 Broadway revival of Les Miserables.
Wicked, according to press notes, “looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one ’good,’ and the other one ’wicked.’”