Lenny Wolpe
Lenny Wolpe
Lenny Wolpe will take over the role of the Wizard of Oz in the Broadway production of Wicked beginning Tuesday, July 10. He replaces David Garrison, who departs the production on July 8.

Wolpe played the Wizard in the original Los Angeles workshops of Wicked. His Broadway credits include The Drowsy Chaperone, The Sound of Music, Copperfield, and Onward Victoria. He has also portrayed the role of Tevye in six separate productions of Fiddler on the Roof.

Wicked is directed by Joe Mantello, and features a book by Winnie Holtzman and a score by Stephen Schwartz. It currently stars Julia Murney as Elphaba, Kendra Kassebaum as Glinda, Jayne Houdyshell as Madame Morrible, Sebastian Arcelus as Fiyero, Cristy Candler as Nessarose, Logan Lipton as Boq, and Steven Skybell as Dr. Dillamond.