What are your favourite Wicked moments? “Pretty much every moment I share the stage with Carmen [Cusack]. In particular, there’s a moment in Act I when she comes to this school dance and I’ve given her this ridiculous hat to wear. It’s the moment where we become friends, and it’s magical. In the show, it’s two women who wouldn’t normally become friends (if one would judge a book by the cover). But they get to know each other and become the best of friends. Carmen is very dear and amazingly talented and, from day one, I could tell we were going to be friends. We just gelled. I love Carmen like a sister, and I think that’s the uniqueness of this show. It really highlights an important relationship between two women, a strong and dynamic relationship.” January 14, 2010 - March 24, 2011, April 26, 2011 - September 25, 2011 & April 23, 2013 - September 22, 2013
If anyone has a Wicked bootleg with Willemijn Verkaik as Elphaba and Katie Rose Clarke as Glinda (between Febuary 12th and April 23, 2013) I would absolutely LOVE to have it. I love Willemijn and Katie but that’s the only time they performed together.
What is your favourite Glinda costume and why? “My favourite Glinda costume is the top of Act 2, the engagement costume. It’s a two piece costume with one long sleeve and one tank top sleeve, and then I get to wear this little hat and this beautiful skirt with a bustle. It’s so elegant and beautiful. It’s not the most comfortable, it’s very constricting like most of my costumes are, but I think it is the most beautiful costume.” September 27, 2011 - October 14, 2012
Wicked fans are so loyal - what’s the best fan gift you’ve received? “I’ve gotten some incredible art. This show inspires people to just put their heart out there. They make duct tape art, they do watercolors, they do sculpture art, it’s incredible. I got this thing from Iceland, this incredible paper art of Glinda, it was really special. But nothing crazy. No one’s sent me their tooth or anything, thank god.” February 25, 2014 - now