Michele Lee to Star as Madame Morrible in Broadway’s Wicked

Tony and Emmy Award nominee Michele Lee has taken on the role of Madame Morrible in Broadway’s Production of Wicked. Is well known worldwide for her Emmy nominated role as Karen in CBS’s Knot’s Landing; although her career started on the stage. Broadway: Vintage 60; Bravo Giovanni; Rosemary in the original How to Succeed in Business Seesaw (Tony nom, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle awards); Tale of the Allergists Wife (Tony nom). Film: The Love Bug; How to Succeed in Business The Comic; Along Came Polly. Television: Ms. Lee has starred in and produced numerous films for television including CBS’s Emmy-nominated Big Dreams and Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story. She is the first woman to produce, direct, write, and star in a movie with Color Me Perfect for the Lifetime Television Network.

 

Michele joins Wicked on Broadway at theatregold.com

 

After Knots Landing ended in 1993, Lee has appeared in many made-for-TV movies, including a biopic of late country star Dottie West (Big Dreams and Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story) and she became the first woman to star in, direct, and produce a TV movie for Lifetime, Color Me Perfect in 1996. She also starred in the reunion miniseries Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac in 1997, and portrayed Hollywood novelist Jacqueline Susann in the television biopic Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story in 1998. In 2000, she returned to the Broadway stage in The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife and received a 2001 Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play. In 2004, she returned to feature films in the role of Ben Stiller’s character’s mother in Along Came Polly. She guest-starred alongside Chita Rivera in a February 2005 episode of Will & Grace. Also in 2005, she reunited with her Knots Landing co-stars for the nonfiction special Knots Landing Reunion: Together Again, in which the stars reminisced about their time on the hit series.[8] Also in 2005, she appeared alongside Tyne Daly, Leslie Uggams, Christine Baranski, and Karen Ziemba for the Kennedy Center Honor of Julie Harris. In 2010, Lee did voice work for an episode of the animated comedy series Family Guy.

Wicked

Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, an alternative telling of the witches from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and L. Frank Baum’s classic 1900 story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The musical is told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz; its plot begins before and continues after Dorothy’s arrival in Oz from Kansas and includes several references to the 1939 film and Baum’s novel. Wicked tells the story of two unlikely friends, Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) and Glinda the Good, who struggle through opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, reactions to the Wizard’s corrupt government, and, ultimately, Elphaba’s public fall from grace.

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