A very talented broadway actress who is currently starring as Elphaba
in the touring production of Wicked
. Has an amazing voice and can sing into the stratosphere. Very often gets compared to Idina Menzel as they sound very similar.
During a rehearsal of Wicked
in Toronto, there was an accident with the cables and she fell, supported only by the right side of her body. She had major tissue damage and is still recovering, thus causing her to take a break from the tour and miss the L.A. and S.F. productions.
Stephanie j. Block is an amazing singer and actress.
Is an award winning Broadway actress who is best known for her role of Elphaba in the hit blockbuster musical "Wicked". She was the first Elphaba, even though many people think Idina Menzel was. She has a powerhouse voice and belts amazingly. Other theatre credits are Liza Minelli in the musical "The Boy From Oz", Grace O'Malley "The Pirate Queen", and Judy Bernly in "9 to 5: The Musical". Her fans call themselves 'Blockheads'.
Stephanie J. Block is the best Elphaba ever! She has such power and force!
Broadway triple threat (singer, actor, dancer) who worked with Stephen Schwartz on his musical WICKED while it was in pre-production. Was expected to be tapped to play the role of Elphaba in the San Francisco tryouts and then on Broadway, but was passed over for Idina Menzel because Block had no Broadway creds to her name. Remedied this by taking a risk on the role of living legend Liza Minelli opposite Hugh Jackman in THE BOY FROM OZ, then playing Elphaba in the First National Tour of WICKED so she could create her own version of the role. Was injured on the set at the beginning of her run due to an equipment malfunction and underwent physical therapy during most of her year with the Tour. Is currently starring a in new musical by Boublil and Schonberg called THE PIRATE QUEEN, which opens on Broadway in spring 2007.
Is a mezzo-soprano with a three-octave range whose powerful "belt" often gets her compared to Ethel Merman and Patti LuPone. Has also been praised for the sweetness and purity of her head voice and the clarity of her diction. Is also known for her kindness and generosity to her fans, many of whom call themselves "Blockheads."
Stephanie J. Block is a wonderful human being.