TKA Alum Tess Soltau Now Playing Glinda In Broadway’s ‘Wicked’

Tess Soltau, a graduate of the King’s Academy, has been cast as Glinda in the hit musical Wicked on Broadway.

Soltau graduated from TKA in 2005 after studying in the Fine Arts Department under the direction of David Snyder. She held lead roles in various productions while at TKA, including Eponine in Les Miserables and Fanny Brice in Funny Girl. After TKA, Tess went on to study musical theater at Carnegie Mellon University, where she graduated at the top of her class.

Tess made her Broadway debut playing Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family, followed by her role as Rapunzel in the New York City Public Theatre production of Into the Woods, where she played alongside Amy Adams and Donna Murphy.

After wrapping up her run in the recent new musical, The Diner, by Barry Levinson and Sheryl Crow at Washington, D.C.’s Signature Theatre, Soltau opened Feb. 25 as Glinda in Wicked. Snyder and his wife, Rebecca, were able to attend as honored guests for the opening night performance.

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ABOVE: Tess Solteau in her dressing room with TKA Fine Arts Director David Snyder.