PHOTO CALL: A First Look at Wicked Tour Stars Laurel Harris, Kara Lindsay, Matt Shingledecker and Gene Weygandt
17 Apr 2014
The company of the second North American tour of Wicked welcomed Laurel Harris as Elphaba, Kara Lindsay as Glinda and Gene Weygandt as the Wizard beginning April 2 at the Saroyan Theatre in Fresno, CA.
The three artists joined a cast that also includes Kathy Fitzgerald as Madame Morrible, as well as Emily Behny (Nessarose), John Hillner (Dr. Dillamond), Matt Shingledecker (Fiyero), Lee Slobotkin (Boq) and Alyssa Fox (standby for Elphaba) with Kerry Blanchard, Jane Brockman, Lindsey Brett Carothers, Bridie Carroll, Antonette Cohen, Haley Ann Dorling, Michael Drolet, Peter C. Ermides, Ryan Patrick Farrell, Kelly D. Felthous, Natalie Fotopoulos, Lauren Haughton, Zach Hensler, Joel Ingram, Ryan Jackson, Becca Kloha, Amy Quanbeck, Jay Reynolds Jr., Wayne Schroder, Jonathan Shew, Mark Shunkey, Madeline Trumble, Nicky Venditti and Justin Wirick.
Harris returns to Wicked after touring with the show for the past three years. She was most recently the standby for Elphaba in the first North American tour. She was also seen on Broadway in the recent revival of Evita. Lindsay originated the role of Katherine in the Broadway production of Newsies. She also toured with Little House on the Prairie as Laura. Weygandt has previously played the Wizard in Wicked on Broadway and on tour. He has also appeared on Broadway in Big: The Musical.
Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!