See Hannah Corneau Prepare to Play Elphaba in Wicked
Corneau played her first performance in the Broadway musical last night.
Last night, May 14, Hannah Corneau played her first performance as the newest Elphaba in Wicked. To celebrate the occasion, the show has released the first episode in a new series called "Flying Lessons" taking us behind the scenes as Corneau prepared for her Broadway debut. Check out the video below.
Corneau recently starred as Edna St. Vincent Millay in the Transport Group production of Renascence, and previously, she played Yitzhak in the First National tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. She will join a cast that currently includes Ginna Claire Mason as Glinda, Nancy Opel as Madame Morrible, Michael McCormick as the Wizard, Ryan McCartan as Fiyero, Jamie Jackson as Doctor Dillamond, Gizel Jiménez as Nessarose, and Jesse J.P. Johnson as Boq.
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. The production is directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello with musical staging by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento