Erin Mackey

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Erin Mackey
Erin Mackey 08242008.jpg
In Los Angeles during August 2008
Erin Ashley Mackey

(1986-06-19) June 19, 1986 (age 33)
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1998–present
Stanton Nash (m. 2009)

Erin Ashley Mackey (born June 19, 1986) is an American stage actress and singer, known for playing the role of Glinda in the Chicago, Los Angeles, Broadway, and Second National Tour, productions of Wicked and a double in The Parent Trap

Life and career[edit]

Mackey was born in Fullerton, California. She was spotted by a manager at Fullerton Children's Repertory Theater and offered the opportunity to audition professionally for film and TV. Her first was for Disney's The Parent Trap.[1] In 1999, she played Jenna in "You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's Fashion Party".

She won a 2003 L.A. Music Center Spotlight Award for Non-Classical Voice.

In 2004, after graduating from Fullerton Union High School, she decided to continue to pursue her passion for theater, attending Carnegie Mellon University.[1] From 2006 until 2010, she played the role of Glinda in various productions of the musical Wicked.

After Wicked, she starred in the new Broadway musical Sondheim on Sondheim, which began previews at Studio 54 on March 19, 2010, and officially opened on April 22. The show ended its limited engagement on June 27, 2010.[2] She was also seen in the York Theatre production of I Remember Mama, which ran October 8–10, 2010.[3]

In June 2011, Mackey played the role of Lucy Steele in the reading of a new musical based on Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility.[4] Mackey succeeded Laura Osnes as Hope Harcourt in the Broadway revival of Anything Goes on September 13, 2011.[5]

Mackey originated the role of Oona O'Neill in the 2012 Broadway production of Chaplin.[6] She played the role of Christine in the 2013 Pittsburgh CLO production of Phantom.[7] Mackey's other theater include Clara Johnson in the 2014 South Coast Repertory Theatre production of The Light in Piazza,[8] Johanna in the New York Philharmonic's March 2014 concert of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,[9] and Esign Nellie Forbush in the 2014 Paper Mill Playhouse production of South Pacific.[10] She starred as Mary Catlett in the world premiere of the musical, Amazing Grace from October to November 2014 playing a role she would later reprise on Broadway.[11] From November 2016 through April 2017, Mackey starred on Broadway in the a cappella musical In Transit.[12] She is playing Dot in the Guthrie Theater's 2017 production of Sunday in the Park with George.[13] She then played Grace Farrell in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Annie.[14]


After her freshman year of college, Mackey auditioned for the musical Wicked[1] and was offered a role as a swing on the national touring production. After appearing on tour for several months, she was offered a role in the Chicago company as an ensemble member and understudy for the role of Glinda.[15] After six months, she succeeded Stacie Morgain Lewis in the role on October 24, 2006.[16] She starred opposite Kristy Cates and later Dee Roscioli in the co-lead role of Elphaba. She left the Chicago production at the end of her contract on April 13, 2008, and was replaced by Kate Fahrner.

She then transferred to the Los Angeles production, replacing Megan Hilty as Glinda from May 20, 2008, and starred opposite Teal Wicks as Elphaba through September 28, 2008. In 2009, she married former co-star Stanton Nash, who starred alongside her in Chicago as Boq.

In her Broadway debut, she reprised the role of Glinda beginning August 11, 2009, replacing Alli Mauzey. She starred alongside former co-star Dee Roscioli as Elphaba.[17] She gave her final performance as Glinda to date on January 10, 2010. She was succeeded by Katie Rose Clarke.[18]

Nearly a decade after her final Broadway performance in the role, Mackey reprised the role of Glinda in the Second National Tour of Wicked, with performances from February 26, 2019, through September 22, 2019. She was succeeded by former Glinda understudy, Allison Bailey.[19][20]


Year Title Role Notes
1998 The Parent Trap Hallie/Annie Double
1999 You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's Fashion Party Jenna Video
2000 Mad Song
2002 Family Affair Patricia Episode: "No Small Parts"
2002 Do Over Bonnie Episode: "Halloween Kiss"
2003 Greetings from Tucson Erica Episode: "Ball and Chain"
2010 Blue Bloods Rachel Episode: "Re-Do"
2012 Gossip Girl Casting Assistant Episode: "Salon of the Dead"
2015 The Intern Jane
2016 CoExisting Harriet TV Movie
Year Title Role
2006-2010 Wicked Swing, Ensemble, u/s Glinda, Glinda (v. productions)
2010 Sondheim on Sondheim Performer
2011 Anything Goes Hope Harcourt
2012 Chaplin Oona O'Neill
2014–2015 Amazing Grace Mary Catlett
2016–2017 In Transit Ali
2017 Sunday in the Park with George Dot
2017 Annie Grace Farrell
2019 Wicked Glinda


  1. ^ a b c Hodgins, Paul."Erin Mackey of O.C. having a 'Wicked' good time,", June 13, 2008,
  2. ^ Sondheim on Sondheim Extends Broadway Run
  3. ^ Howard McGillin, George S. Irving, Erin Mackey and More Cast in Mufti I Remember Mama Archived 2010-10-07 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Reading of Sense & Sensibility Musical Featured Christiane Noll, Sebastian Arcelus, Brandi Burkhardt
  5. ^ Hope Springs Eternal: Erin Mackey Will Be New Ingenue of Anything Goes Archived 2011-09-15 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Jenn Colella, Michael McCormick, Christiane Noll Join Broadway's CHAPLIN- Full Cast Announced! Retrieved May 6, 2013
  7. ^ Pittsburgh CLO Summer Season Features 42nd Street, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Phantom and The Little Mermaid Archived 2013-05-06 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved May 6, 2013
  8. ^ South Coast Rep's Light in the Piazza Will Star Patti Cohenour, David Burnham and Erin Mackey Archived 2014-01-10 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved January 10, 2014
  9. ^ Christian Borle, Philip Quast, Erin Mackey and More Join NY Philharmonic's Sweeney Todd with Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel playbill, Retrieved March 11, 2014
  10. ^ Erin Mackey, Jason Howard, Loretta Ables Sayre & More to Star in Paper Mill Playhouse's SOUTH PACIFIC; Full Cast Announced, Retrieved March 11, 2014
  11. ^ Broadway-Bound Musical Amazing Grace, Starring Josh Young, Opens in Chicago Playbill, Retrieved November 2, 2014
  12. ^ Viagas, Robert. "Telly Leung, Justin Guarini Among Cast of A Cappella Broadway Musical 'In Transit'" Playbill, Retrieved August 30, 2016
  13. ^ BWW News Desk. "Randy Harrison and Erin Mackey to Paint a Picture in Guthrie's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE" Broadway World, Retrieved May 4, 2017
  14. ^ BWW News Desk. "Photo Coverage: The Cast of Paper Mill Playhouse's ANNIE Celebrate Opening Night" Broadway World, Retrieved February 16, 2019
  15. ^ BWW News Desk."Erin Mackey is Chicago's New Glinda, October 24,", October 24, 2006
  16. ^ Gans, Andrew.Chicago Wicked Welcomes a New Glinda Oct. 24,", October 24, 2006
  17. ^ Gans, Andrew."Federer to Return to Broadway's Wicked; Mackey to Join Cast"[permanent dead link],, August 5, 2009
  18. ^ Katie Rose Clarke Begins Performances as Glinda in WICKED 1/12/2010
  19. ^ Mariand Torres, Erin Mackey, and More Will Fly Into National Tour of Wicked Playbill, Retrieved February 22, 2019
  20. ^ [1]

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