The national tour of the hit Stephen Schwartz-Winnie Holzman musical Wicked will welcome Mary Kate Morrissey to the lead role of Elphaba beginning September 26 at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Morrissey returns to the tour, where she was the Elphaba standby in 2016. She starred in the international tour of Hair as Sheila, and her Off-Broadway credits include David Byrne’s Joan of Arc: Into the Fire at the Public Theater and Tamar of the River by Prospect Theater Company.
Morrissey will succeed Jessica Vosk as the misunderstood, green-faced, not-entirely-wicked witch.
The current touring company also features Ginna Claire Mason (Glinda), Isabel Keating (Madame Morrible), Tom McGowan (The Wizard), Harry Bouvy (Doctor Dillamond), Catherine Charlebois (Nessarose), Jon Robert Hall (Fiyero), Sam Seferian (Boq), and Chelsea Emma Franko (Standby for Elphaba).
Rounding out the ensemble are Allison Bailey, Kerry Blanchard, Beka Burnham, Lauren Cannon, Michael Di Liberto, Michael Drolet, Ryan Patrick Farrell, Lisa Finegold, Napoleon W. Gladney, Sara Gonzales, Lauren Haughton, Chris Jarosz, John Krause, Kelly Lafarga, Melissa LeGaspi, Chase Madigan, Tiffany Rae Mallari, Matt Meigs, Olivia Polci, Anthony Sagaria, Wayne Schroder, Tregoney Shepherd, Ben Susak, and Justin Wirick.
The Cincinnati engagement runs through October 15 before moving on to Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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The production is directed 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.
For more information, visit WickedTheMusical.com.