John Hillner, Jenny Fellner and Kathy Fitzgerald Will Join Tour of Wicked in July
By Andrew Gans
The company of the second North American tour of Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman's Wicked will welcome John Hillner as Dr. Dillamond and Jenny Fellner as Nessarose July 1 in Milwaukee, WI, and Kathy Fitzgerald as Madame Morrible July 10 in Houston, TX.
Hillner, Fellner and Fitzgerald will join a cast that includes Jennifer DiNoia as Elphaba, Hayley Podschun as Glinda and Walker Jones as The Wizard.
The company also features David Nathan Perlow (Fiyero), Alex Wyse (Boq) and Alyssa Fox (standby for Elphaba) with Kerry Blanchard, Jane Brockman, Bridie Carroll, Lilli Cooper, Haley Ann Dorling, Michael Drolet, Anna Eilinsfeld, Peter C. Ermides, Ryan Patrick Farrell, Natalie Fotopoulos, Dominic Giudici, Lauren Haughton, Zach Hensler, Joel Ingram, Ryan Jackson, Jillian Kates, Becca Kloha, Allison Leo, Sam Lips, Sterling Masters, Marissa Miller, Dashi’ Mitchell, Amy Quanbeck, Jay Reynolds Jr., Wayne Schroder and Justin Wirick.
Hillner starred on Broadway as Georges in the Tony Award-winning revival of La Cages aux Folles. Other Broadway credits include Mamma Mia!, Footloose, The Graduate, Company and Crazy for You. TV credits include "Seinfeld," "Law and Order," "Cold Case," "Num3ers" and "Person of Interest."
Fellner previously played the role of Nessarose in the Broadway company of Wicked. Other Broadway credits include Linda English in Pal Joey and Sophie in Mamma Mia! TV credits include “Blue Bloods” and “Law & Order: SVU.”
Fitzgerald played the role of Madame Morrible in the Broadway company of Wicked for a year-and-a-half. Other Broadway credits include Roz in 9 to 5 (Outer Critics nomination), Swingin’ on a Star (Drama Desk nomination) and Shirley Markowitz in The Producers. TV/film credits include “Smash,” “Mercy,” “One Life to Live,” "The Producers" and "Our Idiot Brother."
Wicked begins performances in Milwaukee, WI, June 12 and runs through July 7. For tickets visit the Marcus Center Box Office at 929 North Water Street, downtown Milwaukee, or call (414) 273-7206, or go to Ticketmaster.com/wicked or MarcusCenter.org.
Wicked will play July 10-Aug. 11 at the Hobby Center in Houston. Tickets are available at the Hobby Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, and online at www.BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com/Houston, and www.ticketmaster.com/wicked. Tickets can also be purchased by calling (800) 982-2787.
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