Britney Johnson is the first black actor to take on a full-time role as Glinda.
She made her debut Monday night after acting as the waiting Glinda, becoming the first color actress to play the role on Broadway.
Johnson said she was “honored, grateful and speechless.”
Johnson, who also appeared on Broadway in “Les Misérables”, “Motown”, “Sunset Boulevard”, “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” and “Kristin Chenoweth: For the Girls”, replaces Amanda Jane Cooper in this role, according to Playbill.
The play has been running for 18 years.
You can still get tickets to see Johnson as Glinda in the Broadway film “Wicked,” which is shown at the Gershwin Theater.
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