Inside the Emerald City: Wicked's Elphaba

By Playbill Staff
30 Oct 2013

Willemijn Verkaik

Willemijn Verkaik, the Dutch actress who has played the role of Elphaba in more than 1,000 perfromances in Holland, Germany and most recently Broadway, is set to join the London cast of Wicked in November. Verkaik made her debut as Elphaba in the German language production of Wicked in Nov. 2007 in Stuttgart and subsequently in Oberhausen. She reprised the role in the Dutch-language premiere production, opening at the AFAS Circustheater in Nov. 2011 and made her Broadway debut at the Gershwin Theatre in February 2012.