Inside the Emerald City: Wicked's Headmistress Madame Morrible

By Playbill Staff
03 Oct 2013



Carole Shelley
Photo by Joan Marcus

Tony Award-winning U.K.-born actress Carole Shelley originated the role of Madame Morrible in the 2003 Broadway production of Wicked. She returned to the Broadway production for an encore 2007 engagement. Shelley made her Broadway debut as Gwendolyn Pigeon in Neil Simon's The Odd Couple and has since played roles in Billy Elliot, Cabaret, Show Boat, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, The Miser, Noises Off, The Norman Conquests, Stepping Out, Absurd Person Singular and The Elephant Man. She earned Tony Award nominations for her work in Billy Elliot, Absurd Person Singular and Stepping Out and won the Tony for The Elephant Man.

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