Ryan McCartan to star as Fiyero in Broadway's Wicked

McCartan will assume the role of Fiyero from September 11, 2018 at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre.

Ryan McCartan

Dancing Through Life all the way to the Broadway stage! Long-running hit musical Wicked is set to welcome Ryan McCartan to its Broadway company, when he assumes the role of Fiyero at the Gershwin Theatre from September 11. 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. Current cast member Curt Hansen will play his final performance as Fiyero on September 9.

The current principal cast of Wicked includes Jessica Vosk (as Elphaba), Amanda Jane Cooper (as Glinda), Curt Hansen (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 March 31, 2019.

(Photo courtesy of Polk & Co.)