A representative for the actor told Playbill On-Line that Harrison will replace Christopher Fitzgerald for five weeks in the hit musical, playing the role June 22-July 26. Harrison will be a temporary replacement for Fitzgerald, who heads to the Williamstown Theatre Festival next month.
Harrison, who received his BFA in theatre from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, made his Off-Broadway debut in the MCC production of A Letter from Ethel Kennedy and also starred in the International Fringe Festival production of Deviant. His other theatrical credits include Shopping and Fucking, Violet, Hello Again, Children of Eden and 1776. Harrison can currently be seen as Justin, the young gay artist, on Showtime's "Queer as Folk" series.
With a score by Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman and direction by Joe Mantello, Wicked features choreography by Wayne Cilento and plays the Gershwin Theatre, 222 West 51st Street. Tickets are available by calling (212) 307-4100 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.