Seasoned actor Paul Kreppal has been tapped to play the role of The Wizard in the ongoing second North American jaunt of the critically acclaimed musical ‘Wicked’. He’ll be performing beginning March 7th, when the musical stops over at Norfolk, VA.
‘Wicked’ is the hit Broadway musical adaptation of Gregory Maguire’s 1995 novel ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’. The 2003 original Broadway run starred Tony Award winners Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth as the two witches of Oz, whose interesting back stories paint a different picture of what has been known about the Wicked Witch of the West and the Good Witch of the North.
Kreppal has appeared in many theatrical productions, both national and regional. Among which are the national tour of ‘Broadway’ by Jerome Robbins, the New York staging of ‘Godspell’ and an array of Shakespeare Festival productions in the Big Apple. On TV, he has guested in several shows such as ‘That ‘70s Show’, ‘Love Boat’, ‘Laverne & Shirley’ and ‘Love Boat’. On ‘Wicked’, Kreppal will be joining a huge ensemble led by Anne Brummel (Elphaba), Tiffany Haas (Glinda), Marilyn Caskey (Madame Morrible), Catherine Charlebois (Nessarose), David Nathan Perlow (Fiyero), Timothy Britten Parker (Dr. Dillamond), with Stephanie Torns, Kerry Blanchard, Michael Drolet, Jeremy Duvall, Anna Eilinsfeld, Peter C. Ermides, Ryan Patrick Farrell, Samantha Farrow, Natalie Fotopoulos, Linda Griffin, Lauren Haughton, Zach Hensler, KJ Hippensteel, Ryan Jackson, Becca Kloha, Lisa Livesay, Sterling Masters, Marissa Miller, Robert Pendilla, Casey Quinn, Michael McCorry Rose, Wayne Schroder, Ben Susak, Erin Wilson, Justin Wirick, and Lindsay Wood.
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