Australian born Broadway talent, Kaye Tuckerman, has today been announced as the newest star to feature in the upcoming musical sensation, WICKED, flying into the Gold Coast from June 25.
Cast as the wicked ‘Madame Morrible’, the Headmistress of Crage Hall at Shiz University uses her magical powers to recruit young girls as soldiers and spies for the ‘Wizard’, while also known for spreading the rumour that ‘Elphaba’ is the ‘Wicked Witch of the West’.
Having performed in some of the biggest musical theatre productions to ever hit Broadway, Kaye’s stellar career has seen her star as ‘Donna’ in Mamma Mia! and Summer: The Donna Summers Musical, The Wild Party, The Boy from Oz, Les Misérables, Jesus Christ Superstar and Buddy, to name a few.
Thrilled to be returning to home soil for the Gold Coast season of WICKED, Kaye will also be headlining the prestigious Adelaide Cabaret Festival to perform her solo show, Broadway Bound – but not Gagged.
WICKED Producer, Matt Ward, said to have Kaye return to Australia direct from her Broadway run is a real coup for Gold Coast audiences.
“Kaye is a highly commendable performer. Her experience and stage presence is breathtaking, so when the opportunity came up to have her be a part of the show, we knew we had found our Madame Morrible,” he said.
“I have no doubt Kaye will do the role justice and leave audiences in awe with her magnificent connection to the story and interaction with the other characters.”
Originally from the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Kaye’s career has seen her travel and live in various countries across the globe and take on various roles as a Director, Producer, Actress and Educator of the performing arts.
Graduating from two of Australia’s most prestigious arts institutions – the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Arts Music Theatre and the National Institute of Dramatic Arts with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Directing – Kaye has mastered a number of roles and personalities that continue to shape her career.
Kaye will join local Gold Coasters, Emily Monsma ‘Glinda’ and Trent Owers ‘Fieyro’, along with Samantha Dodemaide ‘Elphaba’, James Shaw ‘The Wizard’, Antonia Marr ‘Nessarose’, Tim Carroll ‘Boq’ and Shannon Foley as ‘Dr Dillamond’ in the all-star WICKED cast.
Audiences can catch the untold story about the unlikely but profound friendship between two young women who first meet as students and take very different paths to fulfil their destinies in WICKED this June 25 to July 6 at HOTA, Home of the Arts.
Wicked flies into HOTA, Home of the Arts from Tuesday 25 June to Saturday 6 July, and tickets are selling fast. Visit the website to grab yours.