By Playbill Staff
08 Sep 2013
|Photo by Joan Marcus|
Playbill.com polled our readers via Facebook asking which them to share their choices for the coveted lead role of Glinda. Their choices ranges from previous cast members, Broadway stars and Hollywood actors.
Here are some reader responses followed by our own commentary.
Mitchell Randall: I love Kristin Chenoweth. She always embodied Glinda perfectly. Plus she's been on the silver screen a lot......its just a given
Amy Kagan: Kristin Chenoweth, for sure!
Jeff Gentner: No question - if you are bothering to make the movie without Kristin Chenoweth - forget it!
Lynn Miller-Penegor: No contest...Kristin Chenoweth!
Cedric Neal Duh: Kristin Chenoweth!!! She created the role and has the Hollywood following! Hands down - Kristin.
Linda Bakal: Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda-no one else will do
The most popular response Playbill.com received was for original star Kristin Chenoweth to repeat her work as Glinda. Composer Stephen Schwartz penned the role with Tony winner Chenoewth in mind and the actress earned a 2004 Tony nomination for her work.Continued...