Thursday, June 28, 2007

Eden and Kristoffer

Kristoffer Cusick (right) and Eden Espinosa have been with WICKED since its opening!!! (Maybe with a few short breaks) Espinosa was Idina Menzel's Original Standby, and then after Stephanie J. Blocks injury, she was called to join the National Tour as Elphaba, which she did for several months, Then she got a call from NYC, and was told that Shoshana Bean was finishing up her contract as Elphaba (, and she was invited to join the Broadway company as Elphaba, with Megan Hilty as Glinda.
Now she is in LA, performing to sold out crowds as Elphaba, and blowing the roof off of the Panteges!
Kristoffer has been with the show since San Fransisco, the pre-broadway engagement, and, he and Derrick Williams were both Fiyero understudies.He took over the role fron Norbert Leo Butz, and for about a month, performed as the listed Fiyero. In 2005, he originated the role of Fiyero in Chicago (he was really great!) With Ana Gasteyer as Elphaba, and Kate Reinders as Glinda. When they Left, Stacie Morgain Lewis, and Kristy Cates took over the two leading roles, and he was still with the show then. He left the show on December 10, 2006 along with Kristy Cates, Leaving Dee Roscioli, and Erin Mackey as Glinda and Elphaba and Understudy Brad Bass as Fiyero. He joined the LA cast, and is Now performing with the original LA cast.

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