Hannah Corneau will make Broadway debut as Elphaba in Wicked

Corneau will begin performances in the smash hit Broadway musical at the Gershwin Theatre on May 14, 2019. 

Hannah Corneau

She IS that girl! Hannah Corneau is set to make her Broadway debut on May 14, 2019, when she assumes the leading role of Elphaba in the long-running hit musical Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre. Current star Jessica Vosk will play her final performance in the role on May 12.

Hannah Corneau has previously starred as Yitzhak on the National Tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and her other regional and off-Broadway credits include Daddy Long Legs, Renascence, Evita, Fiddler on the Roof, Harmony, Les MisérablesBloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and A Little Night Music.

The current principal cast of Wicked includes Jessica Vosk (as Elphaba), Ginna Claire Mason (as Glinda), Ryan McCartan (as Fiyero), Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel (as Madame Morrible), Michael McCormick (as The Wizard), Jesse JP Johnson (as Boq), Gizel Jiménez (as Nessarose), and Jamie Jackson (as Dr. Dillamond).

The Broadway musical Wicked officially opened at the Gershwin Theatre on October 30, 2003, following previews from October 8.

Wicked features music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman, and is based on the popular novel by Gregory Maguire.

Synopsis: "The Broadway sensation Wicked looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”"

The production is directed by Joe Mantello, with choreography by James Lynn Abbott, and features scene design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and sound design by Tony Meola.

Wicked is produced on Broadway by Universal Stage Productions, Marc Platt, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt, and David Stone.

Wicked Tickets are available now for performances through to October 27, 2019.

(Photo courtesy of Polk & Co.)