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

By Playbill Staff
25 Aug 2013

Lindsay Mendez

Philip Romano: Lindsay Mendez!
@singalldaylong: @playbill @WICKED_Musical it's all about @LindsayMendez
@megrojahn: @playbill @WICKED_Musical besides Idina Menzel? @LindsayMendez because she's so talented!
@LishaLove1: @playbill @WICKED_Musical Hands down @LindsayMendez bcuz she's so expressive and phenomenal, her vocals are SICK, but Damn she can Act also
@RaechelMcGhee: @playbill @WICKED_Musical The only Elphaba is @LindsayMendez -- game over.

Lindsay Mendez, a Drama Desk Award nominee for her performance in the Off-Broadway musical Dogfight, currently stars as Elphaba on Broadway. Although Mendez originally never thought of herself as an Elphaba, her powerhouse vocals and original take on the not-so Wicked Witch made her a popular choice to reprise her performance on screen. Check out the recent feature with Mendez and her co-stars Derek Klena and Katie Rose Clarke.