Playbill Poll: Who Should Star as Elphaba in a Film Adaptation of Wicked? Readers Respond

By Playbill Staff
25 Aug 2013

Lea Michele

Tiffani Murphy: Lea Michele as the younger Elphaba and Idina Menzel as an older Elphaba
Lily Kaufmann: I agree with Lea Michele as young Elphie and Idina Menzel as grown up Elphaba!
@RachHadley: @playbill @WICKED_Musical Lea Michele! @msleamichele

Spring Awakening and "Glee" actress Lea Michele was also a popular choice amongst our readers. Michele, who has also been seen on Broadway in Les Misérables, Ragtime and Fiddler on the Roof, plays Rachel Berry on "Glee" and has covered songs from Wicked multiple times on the series. Click here to watch Michele sing "Defying Gravity" and here for her performance of "For Good."