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The company of the second North American tour of Wicked will welcome Carrie St. Louis as Glinda, Kristine Zbornik as Madame Morrible, John Davidson as the Wizard and Ashley Parker Angel as Fiyero beginning today, November 26 in Norfolk, VA.
St. Louis most recently appeared on Broadway in Rock of Ages as Sherrie. She also appeared in the original Las Vegas Company of Rock of Ages as Sherrie. Regional credits include Justin Love (Amanda Bell - World Premiere) and The Fix (Deborah - West Coast Premiere).
Zbornik appeared on Broadway in A Catered Affair, toured nationally with 9 to 5 as Roz and appeared in the Las Vegas production ofMamma Mia as Rosie. Off-Broadway and regional credits include Into the Woods (Jack's Mother - Delacorte Theater/NYC), Road Show (Public Theater), Forbidden Broadway, Schlemiel The First (Yenta Pesha), Old Jews Telling Jokes, Oklahoma! (Aunt Eller), Hank Williams: Lost Highway (Mamma Lilly), Damn Yankees (Sister) and 101 Dalmatians (Cruella DeVil).
Davidson returns to Wicked after touring last year as The Wizard. He has appeared on Broadway in State Fair as Abel and Oklahoma! as Curly (Theater Guild Award). Off-Broadway he has appeared in High Infidelity and The Fantasticks. Regional theater credits include The Music Man (H. Hill), Camelot (King Arthur), Carousel (Billy), Man of La Mancha (Cervantes). He has hosted "That's Incredible," "The New Hollywood Squares" and "One Hundred Thousand Dollar Pyramid." Film credits include The Walt Disney musicals The Happiest Millionaire and Family Band.
Angel appeared on Broadway in Hairspray as Link Larkin. He starred on ABC's "Making The Band" which chronicled the formation of his multi-platinum recording group O-Town, most widely recognized for the smash #1 hit "All or Nothing" and MTV's "There and Back" which documented the release of his Universal Records debut solo album Soundtrack to Your Life featuring his hit single "Let U Go."
St. Louis, Zbornik, Davidson and Angel join a cast that includes Laurel Harris as Elphaba.
The company also features Emily Behny (Nessarose), Michael DeVries (Dr. Dillamond), Lee Slobotkin (Boq) and Alyssa Fox (Standby for Elphaba) with Keith A. Bearden, Kerry Blanchard, Whitney Brandt, Jane Brockman, Beka Burnham, Bridie Carroll, Kennedy Caughell, Antonette Cohen, Hayley Ann Dorling, Michael Drolet, Natalie Fotopoulos, Dan Gleason, Kali Grinder, Lauren Haughton, Ryan Jackson, Dashi' Mitchell, Jay Reynolds Jr., Lauren Sambataro, Wayne Schroder, Travis Taber, Jeremy Thompson, Nicky Venditti, Michael Williams and Justin Wirick.
St. Louis, Zbornik, Davidson and Angel will join Wicked in conjunction with the tour's opening in Norfolk, VA. Wicked will play November 26-December 7 at Chrysler Hall. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com/wicked, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or at the Scope Arena Box Office, located at 201 East Brambleton Avenue in downtown Norfolk, 24 hours/seven days a week.
With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell, Academy Award®-winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman ("My So Called Life," "Once And Again" and "thirtysomething"), Wicked, the untold story of the witches of Oz, is directed by two-time Tony® Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Vagina Monologues) and features musical staging by Tony® Award winner Wayne Cilento (Aida, The Who's Tommy, How To Succeed...).
Based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked, winner of over 100 international 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.
Article reprinted with permission from www.BroadwayWorld.com
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