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Remember the last time an original Broadway musical made you laugh, cry and think - in the right places, and for the right reasons?

Elysa Gardner, US Today

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WICKED's Michele Lee Tells How Being In A Broadway Flop Led To A Big Break

It's been 42 years since Michele Lee was starring in a Broadway musical. Back then she was bringing the house down as Gittel Mosca, the gutsy, determined and exceedingly unlucky in love leading lady of SEESAW.

She's looking far more glamourous in her new gig as Wicked's Madame Morrible.

In a recent interview posted on, Lee recalled how being cast in a well-timed Broadway flop led to her big break.

Lee got great notices playing the romantic lead opposite Cesare Siepi in BRAVO, GIOVANNI, but the musical's short run ended just as the smash hit HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING needed to replace its Rosemary, Bonnie Scott, who was pregnant. Lee not only got the part, she got to play Rosemary in the musical's movie version.

"'I was in love with Bobby Morse,' Lee said. 'He was so wonderful to me. I would get notes from him, teaching me about timing, explaining how I should wait before delivering a line - one-thousand-one, one-thousand-two - so I'd get a bigger laugh. It was very easy to play opposite him and look at him with love.'"

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Based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked, winner of over 100 international major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, is the untold story of the witches of Oz. It is produced by Marc Platt,Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

WICKED has been declared "A Cultural Phenomenon" by Variety and "The Best Musical of the Decade" by Entertainment Weekly. Since its New York premiere over a decade ago, Wicked has been performed in over 100 cities in 13 countries around the world (U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, and Mexico) and has thus far been translated into five languages: Japanese, German, Dutch, Spanish, and Korean. The musical currently has four productions around the world, in New York, London, a U.K. Tour, and a North American National Tour.

Grammy Award-Winning Cast recording available on Decca Broadway. For more information about Wicked log on

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