WICKED, the classic West End musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has released the first official London cast photographs of Broadway star Tom McGowan as The Wizard.
Best known internationally as KACL Station Manager ‘Kenny Daly’ in over 40 episodes of Frasier, opposite Kelsey Grammer, Tom McGowan made his West End debut playing The Wizard at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, where he continues in the role until Saturday 12th March 2016.
Wicked currently stars: Emma Hatton (Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Oliver Savile (Fiyero),
Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible), Tom McGowan* (The Wizard), Sean Kearns (Doctor Dillamond),
Daniel Hope (Boq), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Natalie Andreou (Standby for Elphaba) and
Carina Gillespie (Standby for Glinda).
*Tom McGowan is appearing with the support of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artistes’ Federation, pursuant to an exchange program between American Equity and UK Equity.
Around the world, Wicked has been seen by 50 million people in 13 countries and won over 100 international awards. The original Broadway production remains “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times) after nearly 5000 performances at the Gershwin Theatre.
Based on the international best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagined the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Wicked has music and lyrics by multi Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman, musical staging by Wayne Cilento and is directed by two-time Tony Award-winner and Olivier Award nominee Joe Mantello. Wicked is based on the novel ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’ by Gregory Maguire.
Wicked is produced by: Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and
David Stone. Executive Producer (UK): Michael McCabe.
Apollo Victoria Theatre, Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG