Around the world in 8 Elphabas
We look at the actresses playing the green witch around the world
The success of the Broadway production of Wicked has led to many national tours, a long-running West End production and a series of international productions.
We take a look at the ladies playing the lead role around the globe.
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Ock Joo-hyun - South Korea
Ock Joo-hyun is a K-pop singer known mostly for her role as the lead singer for the South Korean girl group Fin.K.L. As well as Wicked, Ock has appeared in Aida, Chicago and Cats
Willemijn Verkaik - West End
Currently appearing at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London's West End, Willemijn is the only person to perform the role in 3 languages, English, Dutch and German.
Nikki Davis-Jones - UK/Ireland tour
Prior to joining the Tour, Davis-Jones was previously standby Elphaba in the London production of Wicked, playing the role on numerous occasions.
Her other stage credits include Rent (20th anniversary tour), Lift (Soho Theatre) and Peter Pan (Liverpool Empire).
Laurel Harris - 2nd American Tour
Prior to joining the 2nd American tour, Harris had been touring with the show for the past three years.
Previously she was seen on Broadway in the recent revival of Evita as the Eva understudy
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Jemma Rix - Australian National Tour
Rix has played the role of Elphaba in the Melbourne, Sydney, Australian and Asian touring companies of Wicked.
She also performed in the 30-minute show at Universal Studios Japan
Christine Dwyer - Broadway
Dwyer has traveled across the country as Elphaba in Wicked and Maureen in Rent.
Ana Cecilia Anzaldúa - Mexico
Alison Luff - 1st American Tour