Broadway megahit musical Wicked has found its new Elphaba and Glinda: Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz. Direct from the show’s first national tour, Burns and Schwartz will join the Broadway company on September 27, replacing Teal Wicks and Katie Rose Clarke, respectively.
Burns has appeared on Broadway in Hair as part of the "Black Boys" trio. Off-Broadway, she was in the original company of Rock of Ages and appeared in Unlock’d at New York Musical Theatre Festival. Her regional credits include Grand Night For Singing and more. Schwartz appeared on Broadway in Gypsy with Bernadette Peters, and in the Las Vegas production of Hairspray. Other credits include Disney's High School Musical; Nerds, the Musical; Copacabana and the NYMF production of But I'm a Cheerleader.
Burns and Schwartz will join a company that currently features Richard H. Blake as Fiyero, Kathy Fitzgerald as Madame Morrible, Tom McGowan as The Wizard, Etai BenShlomo as Boq, Cristy Candler as Nessarose and Tom Flynn as Dr. Dillamond.