Broadway favorite Kelli Barrett has joined the Great White Way company of Wicked, having begun performances as Nessarose on May 27. Barrett takes over for Catherine Charlebois.
Barrett has previously appeared on Broadway in Baby It’s You! and The Royal Family. She originated the role of Sherrie in the off-Broadway production of Rock of Ages. Fun fact: Barrett is engaged to Beautiful Tony nominee Jarrod Spector, who was full of adorable puns and excitement for her new gig on Twitter.
In addition to Barrett, Wicked currently stars Christine Dwyer as Elphaba, Jenni Barber as Glinda, Justin Guarini as Fiyero, PJ Benjamin as The Wizard, Mary Testa as Madame Morrible, Michael Wartella as Boq and K. Todd Freedman as Dr. Dillamond. Directed by Joe Mantello, the hit musical features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman.