Sheryl Lee Ralph is taking over the Broadway scene with her new role in the musical “WICKED.” Let’s all give her a round of applause inside…
YBF legend Sheryl Lee Ralph is making waves on the Broadway scene. The Tony Award nominated actress has joined the case of the hit musical “WICKED” that kicked off this week at the Gershwin Theatre.
The former “Moesha” star will step into the role of Madame Morrible for a six-month residency in the role. This is huge deal that Sheryl was chosen to star in such a major role as YBFers nabbing roles of this caliber on The Great White Way isn't all that typical.
She joins Jennifer DiNoia as Elphaba, Carrie St. Louis as Glinda, Michael Campayno as Fiyero, Peter Scolari as The Wizard, Dawn E. Cantwell as Nessarose, Michael Genet as Dr. Dillamond and Zachary Noah Piser as Boq.
“WICKED” tells the untold story of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good, long before Dorothy drops in, according to Playbill. Elphaba, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. Glinda is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. The remarkable odyssey of how these unexpected friends changed each other's lives for good has made “WICKED” one of the world's most popular musicals.
Sheryl is no stranger to Broadway though. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her role as Deena Jones in the original company of the award-winning musical Dreamgirls. She also originated the Muzzy Van Hossmere character in the Tony-winning musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” Outside of her “Moesha” role, her television credits include “Ray Donovan” and "Instant Mom."
Most recently, Sheryl wrapped filming the upcoming tv movie "Step Sisters" and "Villa Capri," starring opposite Morgan Freeman.
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