Playbill Poll: Who Should Star as Glinda in a Film Adaptation of Wicked? Readers Respond

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08 Sep 2013

Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth
Photo by Joan Marcus

As the long-running hit musical Wicked approaches its tenth anniversary on Broadway, begins to dream cast a possible film adaptation, and we wondered: Who would you like to see play Glinda on screen? 

Read previous reader choices for Fiyero here.

Read previous reader choices for Elphaba here.

* 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 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.


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