Kyle Dean Massey Returning to Wicked
Kyle Massey will take over the role of Fiyero in Wicked beginning July 31. He joins a cast that currently includes Chandra Lee Schwartz as Glinda, Randy Danson as Madame Morrible, Adam Grupper as The Wizard, Etai BenShlomo as Boq, Jenny Fellner as Nessarose and Tom Flynn as Dr. Dillamond. Massey will take over for Richard Blake who will take his final bow on July 29.
This will not be the first time that Massey has stepped into Fiyero’s shoes. He previously played the role in the spring of 2011 after his run as Gabe in Next to Normal. His other Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include Thalia in Xanadu, Matthew in Altar Boyz and Billy Ray Lucky Guy.
Wicked premiered in 2005 and has since become one of the most successful shows on Broadway. Based on the book of the same name by Gregory Macguire, it tells the “untold” story of the witches of Oz. It was nominated for 11 Tony Awards and ultimately won two along with Idina Menzel, the original Elphaba, winning Best Actress in a Musical.