By Andrew Gans
08 Sep 2010
|Photo by Joan Marcus|
Weygandt (as The Wizard) will join a cast that includes Jackie Burns as Elphaba, Chandra Lee Schwartz as Glinda and Randy Danson as Madame Morrible.
The company also features Richard H. Blake (Fiyero), Justin Brill (Boq), Michelle London (Nessarose), Steven Skybell (Dr. Dillamond) and Mariand Torres (standby for Elphaba) with Penelope Armstead-Williams, Terra Lynn Arrington, Aaron De Jesus, Emily Ferranti, Luis Augusto Figueroa, Dominic Giudici, Napoleon W. Gladney, Spencer Jones, Renee Lawless-Orsini, Philip Dean Lightstone, Kourtni Lind, Marissa Lupp, Sterling Masters, Kevin McMahon, Christopher Russo, Adam Sanford, Carla Stickler, Brandon Tyler, Shanna VanDerwerker, Bud Weber, Betsy Werbel, Sunny L. Yokoyama, Lauren Ashley Zakrin and Jared Zirilli.
On Broadway Weygandt created the role of Paul in Big: The Musical and is a three-time recipient of Chicago's Jefferson Award. His many film and TV credits include "The Birdcage," "The Babe," "The Beast," "Cybill," "Home Improvement," "Murphy Brown," "Drew Carey," "Ellen," "Coach" and "USA High."
Wicked features a score by Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman, direction by Joe Mantello and musical staging by Wayne Cilento. The creative team also includes scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Tony Meola, projections by Elaine J. McCarthy, wig and hair design by Tom Watson, music supervision and arrangements by Stephen Oremus, orchestrations by William David Brohn and dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott.
The Boston engagement of Wicked is currently running through Oct. 17 at the Boston Opera House. Tickets are available online at www.broadwayacrossamerica.com/Boston.