Three-time Tony nominee Kevin Chamberlin assumes the role of the Wizard in the Broadway production of Wicked May 22 at the Gershwin Theatre. He succeeds Fred Applegate, who gave his final performance May 20.
Chamberlin joins a cast that currently includes Jackie Burns as Elphaba, Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda, Ashley Parker Angel as Fiyero, Isabel Keating as Madame Morrible, Jye Frasca as Boq, Kristen Martin as Nessarose, and Martin Moran as Dr. Dillamond.
Chamberlin has been nominated for Tony Awards for his performances in Seussical, Dirty Blonde, and The Addams Family. His other Broadway credits include Disaster!, The Ritz, Chicago, Triumph of Love, and My Favorite Year. He's appeared on film in Die Hard with A Vengeance, Road to Perdition, Taking Woodstock, Suspect Zero, and Christmas with the Kranks.
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. The production is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento.
Wicked is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt, and David Stone.
Kevin Chamberlin Honored with Sardi's Caricature
Chamberlin has been a special guest performer on Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are now on sale for the Broadway on the Rhône River 2 cruise April 7–14, 2019, with a lineup of top Broadway stars to be announced. Call Playbill Travel for tickets at 866-455-6789 or visit PlaybillTravel.com.
(Updated May 22, 2018)