North Аmerican Tour cast
OLIVIA VALLI as Elphaba
Olivia is overjoyed to make her return to Oz as Elphaba, having understudied the role from 2016 to 2019. She proudly portrayed her own grandmother, the original Jersey Girl, Mary Delgado, in Jersey Boys, marking her Off-Broadway debut. Olivia recently originated the role of Vivian Ward in the first national tour of Pretty Woman. She expresses gratitude to LG management, the entire Wicked team, Craig Burns, and Telsey. Olivia extends her appreciation to friends and family who have traveled both near and far to support her, with special thanks to her mom, brother, and her beloved dog Sienna. Everything she accomplishes is dedicated to them.
CELIA HOTTENSTEIN as Glinda
Celia is thrilled to fully immerse herself in the magical world of the stage! Her Broadway credits include Wicked (Ensemble, understudy for Glinda and Nessarose). She also took on the role of Christine Daaé alternate in the national tour of The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway, she showcased her talent in Desperate Measures. Celia holds a B.F.A. from The Boston Conservatory. Special thanks to Craig, The Telsey Office, and the Wicked team, particularly Dan, Lisa, and Marcia, for their belief in her. She extends endless love and gratitude to her Mom, Dad, Booey, and her fiancé, Travis.
TIMOTHY SHEW as The Wizard
Broadway highlights include roles in Funny Girl, The Visit, Evita, Bye Bye Birdie, Wonderful Town, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Sunset Boulevard, Guys and Dolls, and Les Misérables (Original Company). Notably, six years were dedicated to portraying Jean Valjean on both Broadway and in Australia. Additionally, tours featured performances in The Light in the Piazza and Hello, Dolly! A seven-year stint as Santa at Radio City added a festive touch to the resume. As a soloist, contributed to the Grammy-nominated Bernstein Mass at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and The Vatican. Film soundtracks enriched by contributions to “Tangled,” “The Shaggy Dog,” and “Chicago.” On the small screen, showcased talent in guest star and recurring roles on “Madame Secretary,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “FBI: Most Wanted,” “Guiding Light,” and “Ryan’s Hope,” as well as the heartfelt “Love to J, J & A.”
KATHY FITZGERALD as Madame Morrible
On Broadway, she’s made her mark with over 2,000 performances in Wicked (Madame Morrible) and its national tour. Other notable Broadway appearances include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Mrs. Gloop), The Producers (Shirley Markowitz), Swinging on a Star (earning a Drama Desk nomination), and 9 to 5 (Roz, with an Outer Critics nomination). Off-Broadway contributions feature Damn Yankees at Encores and roles in Disaster! and Donnybrook. Regionally, she has graced stages at The Muny, McCarter, and Goodspeed Opera House. In the realm of TV and film, she has left her mark on productions like “Smash,” “Mercy,” “One Life to Live,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” The Next Three Days, Our Idiot Brother, and The Producers. Recent credits include Clue at the Cleveland Playhouse and a 2020 Indie Award nomination for “Indoor Boys.”
BOISE HOLMES as Doctor Dillamond
Boise, a multifaceted talent hailing from LA, wears many hats as an actor, singer, writer, VO artist, and licensed minister. His Broadway and National Tour experiences include portraying Tonton in Once on This Island and Mufasa in Disney’s The Lion King (Germany). Regionally, he’s showcased his versatility with roles like Isaac Hayes in SOUL: The Stax Musical, appearances with the LA Philharmonic, and taking on the characters of Othello in Othello and Macbeth in Macbeth. Boise’s presence extends beyond the stage, being featured on TV and radio as Exxon/Mobil’s national spokesperson “Mr. Supremium,” with additional TV credits encompassing “NCIS,” “Law & Order,” “Chicago Fire,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Blackish.” A recipient of NAACP/Ovation Award, Boise expresses endless love to God, his wife, and their three children. Grateful to join the exceptionally talented company of Wicked, he extends thanks to his manager Nyle Brenner and Telsey Casting.
TARA KOSTMAYER as Nessarose
Tara is profoundly honored to become a part of the Wicked company and fulfill a dream role. Her Off-Broadway credits include A Chorus Line at NYCC Encores!. She also contributed her talents to the National Tour of Disney’s Aladdin. Regionally, Tara has graced the stage in productions such as Chicago at The MUNY, Pride and Prejudice at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Ojo at La Jolla Playhouse, and performances on the Disney Cruise Line. Tara holds a B.S. from UC San Diego. She expresses gratitude to her family, Leo, FSE, The Telsey Office, and the entire Wicked team for this incredible opportunity.
KYLE MCARTHUR as Boq
Kyle is filled with excitement as he embarks on his inaugural National Tour. He proudly originated the role of Simon in the off-Broadway musical Superhero at Second Stage and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. On the small screen, Kyle has left his mark with notable roles such as Brian Koenig in Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” and appearances on HBO’s “The Deuce.” He holds a BA from Hunter College. Kyle extends his thanks to the Wicked team, Telsey, A3 Artists Agency, and Terrific Talent for their support and opportunities.
CHRISTIAN THOMPSON as Fiyero
Christian is thrilled to see his childhood dream come to life in the Land of Oz! Hailing from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, he is a versatile artist with multiple talents. His Broadway credits include Thoughts Of A Colored Man and Ain’t Too Proud (Original Broadway Cast/Tour). On the regional stage, Christian has been part of the World Premiere of The Devil Wears Prada and Catch Me If You Can at Arena Stage. He also toured with Rent 20th Anniversary, playing the role of Benny and understudying Roger. In addition to his stage roles, Christian is a commissioned playwright at Penn State, with the honor bestowed in 2022. He earned his BFA from Penn State in 2015.
LAUREL HARRIS as Elphaba Standby
Laurel is delighted to return to Munchkinland, a decade after her full-time portrayal of Elphaba on this very tour! In the interim, she has served as the Elphaba standby on Wicked Broadway. Her Broadway journey includes credits in Jagged Little Pill, Beautiful, Evita, and In Transit. On the regional stage, Laurel took on the role of the Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods. Grateful acknowledgments go to Lisa, Craig, DGRW, Rob, and heartfelt appreciation to her mom, dad, and all the babysitters who make it possible for mama to immerse herself once again in what she loves.
JANE BROCKMAN as Midwife, Madame Morrible U/S
On Broadway, I performed in The Music Man alongside Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, as well as in Wicked. My experiences on national tours include Hello, Dolly!, The Light in the Piazza, and The Sound of Music. In the realm of film and television, I contributed to projects such as Bad Education, The Producers, “The Americans,” and “Law & Order: SVU.”