Ryan McCartan debuts as Fiyero in Wicked on Broadway

Ryan McCartan makes his Broadway debut at the Gershwin Theatre.

Ryan McCartan

Dancing Through Life all the way to the Broadway stage! Ryan McCartan makes his Broadway debut in the long-running hit musical Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre tonight, assuming the role of Fiyero. Mr. McCartan is perhaps best known for his screen appearances as Brad in FOX’s remake of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and as Diggie on Disney Channel’s “Live & Maddie". He previously made his off-Broadway debut as JD in Heathers: The Musical at New World Stages in 2014. Curt Hansen played his final performance as Fiyero on September 9.

The current principal cast of Wicked includes Jessica Vosk (as Elphaba), Amanda Jane Cooper (as Glinda), Ryan McCartan (as Fiyero), Tony Award nominee Isabel Keating (as Madame Morrible), three-time Tony Award nominee Kevin Chamberlin (as The Wizard), Jye Frasca (as Boq), Kristen Martin (as Nessarose), and Martin Moran (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 April 14, 2019.

(Photo courtesy of Polk & Co.)