Source: www.broadway.com | Writer Ryan McPhee
A dreamy Head Shizstress will soon take the Gershwin Theatre stage. DreamgirlsTony nominee Sheryl Lee Ralph is set to join the Broadway company of Wickedon November 1 as Madame Morrible. She steps in for Tony winner Judy Kaye, who is scheduled to take her final bow on October 30 (which happens to be the production’s 13th anniversary).
Ralph earned a Tony nomination for her performance as Deena in the original production of Dreamgirls. She made her Broadway debut in Reggae and last appeared as Muzzy in Thoroughly Modern Millie in 2002. On the small screen, she’s known for playing Dee Mitchell in Moesha, as well as performances in Ray Donovan, It’s a Living and Instant Mom.
In addition to Kaye, the current cast of Wicked includes Jennifer DiNoia as Elphaba, Carrie St. Louis as Glinda, Michael Campayno as Fiyero, Peter Scolari as the Wizard, Michael Genet as Doctor Dillamond, Zachary Noah Piser as Boq and Dawn E. Cantwell as Nessarose.