Willemijn Verkaik is returning to Wicked to play Elphaba from 30th January 2017 (Rachel Tucker leaves the show on the 28th). Sue Kelvin will take over as as ‘Madame Morrible’ from Anita Dobson on Monday 30th January 2017 and Sarah McNicholas will also join the cast as ‘Nessarose’ on the same date.
Willemijn Verkaik (Elphaba) has previously played ‘Elphaba’ on Broadway, in both Stuttgart and Oberhausen in Germany (and she can be heard on the Original German Cast Recording), at the Circustheater in Holland and in the West End. She is the only actor in the show’s history to perform the role in more than one language. She returns to the Apollo Victoria Theatre as part of the production’s ongoing 10th anniversary celebrations. Willemijn recently starred as ‘Kala’ in Disney’s Tarzan at the Apollo Theater in Stuttgart, Germany and provided the singing voice of ‘Elsa’ in the Dutch and German language versions of Disney’s Academy® Award-winning film Frozen.