Inside the Emerald City: Wicked's Elphaba

By Playbill Staff
30 Oct 2013

Shoshana Bean
photo by Joan Marcus

Shoshana Bean succeeded Menzel in the Broadway company of Wicked in 2005. She continued with the role of Elphaba for a year on Broadway prior to joining the national tour of the musical in the fall of 2006. Bean made her Broadway debut in the 2002 musical Hairspray and appeared in the 2000 Off-Broadway revival of Godspell. She has also launched a solo pop career, which includes the albums "Superhero" and "O'Farrell Street."