In Gregory Maquire’s Original Novel “Wicked“, there were a grand total of 38 speaking characters. However, for Wicked the Musical this was brought down to a total of 8 main characters in addition to some ancillary roles and the ensemble. We’ve dedicated pages for each of the characters, so please click through to read about each.
- Elphaba – (Jennifer DiNoia) – The eventual “Wicked Witch of the West”, this green girl is nicknamed Elphie.
- Galinda/Glinda – (Carrie St. Louis) – The eventual “Good Witch”, full name Galinda Upland.
- Madame Morrible – (Judy Kaye) – Headmistress at Shiz University.
- Dr. Dillamond – (Michael Genet) – a talking goat, he is a professor at Shiz University.
- Boq – (Zachary Piser) – a tall Munchkin.
- Fiyero – (Michael Campayno) – A Prince, who is also a student at Shiz.
- Nessarose – (Dawn E. Cantwell) – Elphaba’s sister, full name Nessarose Thropp.
- Frex and Melina – parents of Elphaba and Nessarose.
- Dorothy – From the Original Story of the Wizard of Oz.
Ancillary Characters include: Pfannee, Shen Shen, Chistery, and Professor Nikidik.