Inside the Emerald City: Wicked's Fiyero

By Playbill Staff
17 Oct 2013

Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs, who met wife Idina Menzel in the original cast of Rent, temporarily joined her in the Broadway cast of Wicked in late 2003. Appearing opposite Menzel as Elphaba, Diggs stepped into the role of Fiyero for original cast member Norbert Leo Butz, who was on leave from the production due to a back injury. Diggs has appeared on Broadway in Carousel, Rent and Chicago. He received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for his performance in Off-Broadway's The Wild Party, and his screen credits include "Private Practice," "Kevin Hill," "Ally McBeal," "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," "The Best Man," "The Way of the Gun," "House on a Haunted Hill," "The Wood," "Go," "Brown Sugar" and "Chicago."