First look at Broadway’s Tom McGowan as The Wizard in Wicked

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Tom McGowan in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, London. Picture: Matt Crockett

The first official London cast photographs have been released of Broadway star Tom McGowan as The Wizard in Wicked, the West End musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz. 

Best known internationally as KACL Station Manager ‘Kenny Daly’ in more than 40 episodes of Frasier, opposite Kelsey Grammer, McGowan made his West End debut playing The Wizard at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, where he continues in the role until Saturday 12 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).

Around the world, Wicked has been seen by 50 million people in 13 countries and won more than 100 international awards. The original Broadway production remains ‘Broadway’s biggest blockbuster’ (The New York Times) after nearly 5,000 performances at the Gershwin Theatre. 

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.

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