Hannah Corneau Is Elphaba in Broadway’s Wicked Beginning May 14

Broadway News   Hannah Corneau Is Elphaba in Broadway’s Wicked Beginning May 14
The Hedwig and the Angry Inch alum succeeds Jessica Vosk at the Gershwin Theatre.
Hannah Corneau
Hannah Corneau

Hannah Corneau makes her Broadway debut as Elphaba in the international hit musical Wicked May 14 at the Gershwin Theatre.

Corneau, who steps into the role originated by Tony winner Idina Menzel, succeeds Jessica Vosk, who took her final bow as the misunderstood, green-faced witch May 12.

In addition to recently appearing as Edna St. Vincent Millay in the Transport Group production of Renascence, Corneau played Yitzhak in the national tour of Hedwig and The Angry Inch, opposite Euan Morton. Her Off-Broadway and regional credits include Daddy Long Legs, Evita, Fiddler on the Roof, Harmony, Les Misérables, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and A Little Night Music.

The hit musical also welcomes Jake Boyd to the role of Fiyero May 14. The two actors join a cast that includes Ginna Claire Mason as Glinda, Nancy Opel as Madame Morrible, Michael McCormick as The Wizard, Jamie Jackson as Doctor Dillamond, Gizel Jiménez as Nessarose, and Jesse JP Johnson as Boq.


Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked has a score by Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman, and direction by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento.

Wicked is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt, and David Stone.

(Updated May 14, 2019)

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