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Michael McCormick and Gizel Jiménez to Join the Cast of Wicked

The pair will play the Wizard and Nessarose, respectively.

Gizel Jiménez is set to join the cast of Wicked as Nessarose.
(© Allison Stock)

Broadway's Wicked will welcome new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre this spring. Beginning February 18, Michael McCormick (Hello, Dolly!) will assume the role of the Wizard, and Gizel Jiménez (Miss You Like Hell) will take on the role of Nessarose on March 12.

They join a cast that currently includes Jessica Vosk as Elphaba, Katie Rose Clarke as Glinda, Nancy Opel as Madame Morrible, Ryan McCartan as Fiyero, Jamie Jackson as Doctor Dillamond, and Jesse JP Johnson as Boq. Kevin Chamberlin (the Wizard) will play his final performance on February 17. Kristen Martin (Nessarose) will play her final performance on March 10.

Based on the novel of the same name by Gregory Maguire, Wicked is set in the land of Oz and tells the story of young women Glinda and Elphaba, who grow up to become Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West, respectively. Featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman, the production is directed by Joe Mantello, with musical staging by Wayne Cilento.

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