Before she was a Tony nominee for Kinky Boots, Annaleigh Ashford was Broadway's Glinda from 2007-08. She also played the role in the final Chicago cast of Wicked. In addition to stopping the show nightly at Kinky Boots, Ashford earned acclaim for her performance in the Off-Broadway musical Dogfight. Her other Broadway appearances have included Hair and the original cast of Legally Blonde. Off-Broadway she received Drama League and Clive Barnes Awards nominations for her performance in Rent.