Nessarose Thropp

Nessarose Thropp
Katie Rowley Jones as Nessarose Thropp.

Nessarose Thropp is the Younger Sister of Elphaba in both the Novel and the play.  Those who have read the original Baum Novel “The Wizard of Oz” will recognize her name as well, as she become known as the Wicked Witch of the East.  In the books and the play she is an antogonist.  Nessarose is consider to be spoiled, with her needs coming before those of Elphaba, her sister.  This dynamic plays a significant role in the plot of the play.

Actors who have portrayed Nessarose on Broadway:

  • Michelle Federer (2003-2006, 2009-2010)
  • Cristy Candler (2006, 2007-2008, 2009)
  • Jenna Leigh Green (2006)
  • Brynn O’Malley (2008-2009)
  • Jenny Fellner (2010-2011)
  • Cristy Candler (temporary 2011)
  • Jenny Fellner (2011-2012)
  • Catherine Charlebois (2012-2014, temporary 2015)
  • Kelli Barrett (2014-2015)
  • Arielle Jacobs (2015)
  • Dawn E. Cantwell (2016-Current)