Brandon Hughes: Willemijn Verkaik was fantastic (better than Idina IMO), and she's performed the role all over the place. Putting her in the lead would not only be stellar casting but it'd give the film more international appeal. @Tettekete: @playbill @WVerkaik would be a perfect Elphaba in a Wicked film. The only Elphie who makes me forget she's an actress when she runs onstage!
Willemijn Verkaik, a recent Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked, has played the green-faced witch for over 1,000 performances in both Germany (Stuttgart and Oberhausen) and Holland and in three languages: Dutch, German and English. Click here to read the Playbill.com Diva Talk column with the actress and here for her Playbill "Obsessed!" video with Seth Rudetsky.