Willemijn Verkaik is originally from The Netherlands, and has just finished playing Elphaba as part of the 10 year anniversary cast of Wicked in London. She has played the role in 4 countries and after making her Broadway debut in 2013, and is the only actress to have performed the role in three languages.
For the German and Dutch version of Disney’s Blockbuster Frozen, Willemijn recorded the voice of Elsa.
Before returning to the West End, Willemijn played a successful run as Kala in Disney’s Musical Tarzan in Germany. Other credits include Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Paulina), Mamma Mia (Donna), Elisabeth (Elisabeth), We Will Rock You (Killer Queen) and Aida (Amneris)
We chatted with Willemijn the day after her final ever performance as Elphaba in Wicked on 23 July 2017.