Biography

Willemijn Verkaik (Son en Breugel, 16 june 1975) is a Dutch singer and musicalactress who is best known for her international portrayal as Elphaba in the musical Wicked.

EARLY LIFE
Willemijn studied ‘zang en lichte muziek’ at the Rotterdams Conversatorium and graduated as a teaching and performing musician. She followed the intensive EVT (Estill Voice Training System) and CVT (Complete Vocal Technique) workshops. Acting workshops did she get from Jonna Coolen, Gosschalk- van de Ende, Guildford school of Acting and Mara Otten. Willemijn started her career as a leadsinger in a few popbands in the Netherlands and in 2000 she started her musicalcareer.

CAREER
 GHOST, MOLLY (2017 – CURRENT)
 SOLOIST, DISNEY IN CONCERT (2017)
 WICKED, ELPHABA (2017)
 SOLOIST, DISNEY IN CONCERT (2016)
 TARZAN, KALA (2015 – 2016)
 WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, PAULINA (2014 – 2015)
 WICKED, ELPHABA (2013 – 2014)
 MAMMA MIA!, DONNA (2013)
 WICKED, ELPHABA (2013)
 WICKED, ELPHABA (2011 – 2013)
 WICKED, ELPHABA (2010 – 2011)
 AÏDA, AMNERIS (2009)
 WICKED, ELPHABA (2007 – 2010)
 WE WILL ROCK YOU, KILLER QUEEN (2006)
 ELISABETH, ELISABETH (2006)
 WE WILL ROCK YOU, UNDERSTUDY KILLER QUEEN, OZZY AND SCARAMOUCHE (2004 – 2005)
 ETERNITY, BARBARA (2004)
 THE THREE MUSKETEERS, UNDERSTUDY QUEEN ANNA AND MILADY DE WINTER (2003)
 JEANS 11, SINGER (2001 – 2002)
 ELISABETH, ENSEMBLE (2001)

PERFORMANCES
 SONG & DANCE OF BROADWAY, TOKYU THEATRE ORB (OCTOBER 2017)
 SOLOCONCERT, CAMBRIDGE THEATRE (JULY 2017)
 TURN ON THE LIGHTS 2016, DE DAM AMSTERDAM (NOVEMBER 2016)
 KOFFIECONCERT, CHASSE THEATER (NOVEMBER 2016)
 LEADING LADIES, DELAMAR THEATER (OCTOBER 2016)
 MUSICAL MEETS OPERA, DE DOELEN (OCTOBER 2016)
 CINEMA MUSICAL CONCERT, TOKYU THEATRE ORB (SEPTEMBER 2016)
 SOMMERNACHT DES MUSICALS, BURGTHEATER DINSLAKEN (JULY 2016)
 SONDHEIM IN CONCERT, DELAMAR THEATER (JULY 2016)
 EXCLUSEVENING WITH WILLEMIJN, DE WEISTAAR (JUNE 2016)
 FROM BROADWAY TO BREDA, CHASSE THEATER (NOVEMBER 2015)
 MUSICALS IN CONCERT, ZIGGO DOME (NOVEMBER 2015)
 SOLOCONCERT, DELAMAR THEATER (OCTOBER 2015)
CONCERT RENE VAN KOOTEN (GUEST), DELAMAR THEATER (OCTOBER 2015)
 SOLOCONCERT, 54 BELOW (AUGUST 2015)
 SOLOCONCERT, AMBASSADORS THEATRE (AUGUST 2015)
 SOLOCONCERT, DELAMAR THEATER (MAY 2015)
 CONCERT JASON ROBERT BROWN, ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL (MAY 2015)
 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR IN CONCERT, DELAMAR THEATER (MARCH 2015)
 A CHRISTMAS CABARET (GUEST), PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE (DECEMBER 2014)
 MUSICALS IN CONCERT, ZIGGO DOME (NOVEMBER 2014)
 PFINGSTGALA, FREILICHTSPIELE TECKLENBURG (JUNE 2014)
 CONCERT ‘WOW HERE COME THE GIRLS’, THE GROVE THEATRE (APRIL 2014)
 CONCERT ANDREW LIPPA, ST. JAMES THEATRE (NOVEMBER 2013)
 CONCERT PASEK AND PAUL, THE HIPPODROME (OCTOBER 2013)
 CONCERT SHOSHANA BEAN, THE HIPPODROME (AUGUST 2013)
 SCOTT ALAN LIVE, INDIGO2 (AUGUST 2013)
 IMUS ON BROADWAY, HARD ROCK CAFE (FEBRUARY 2013)
 MUSICAL AND X-MAS, KONGRESSCENTRUM (DECEMBER 2012)
 EXCLUSEVENING WITH WILLEMIJN, BOERDERIJ MEREVELD (NOVEMBER 2012)
 IN CONCERT WITH SCOTT ALAN, M-LAB (NOVEMBER 2012)
 FAN EVENT JIM BAKKUM (GUEST), BEACHCLUB 2 SEASONS (AUGUST 2012)
 STANKE OHNE STROM (GUEST), STAGE-CLUB (AUGUST 2012)
 SOLOCONCERT AS I AM, AFAS CIRCUSTHEATER (JUNE 2012)
 IN CONCERT WITH SCOTT AND FRIENDS, BIRDLAND (APRIL 2012)
 ALEX MELCHER’S CONCERT, EGBERTBAD (MARCH 2012)
 CONCERT WITH STEPHAN SCHWARTZ, BIRDLAND (AUGUST 2011)
 SOMMERNACHT DES MUSICALS, BURGTHEATER (JULY 2011)
 AN EVENING WITH SCOTT AND WILLEMIJN, HAMBURGER KAMMERSPIELE (JUNE 2011)
 BENEFIETCONCERT WITH ROBERTA, METRONOM THEATER (AUGUST 2010)
 SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, WILHELMA THEATER (DECEMBER 2009)
 DANCE BENEFIET GALA, TUI-OPERETTENHAUS (SEPTEMBER 2008)
 PFINGSTGALA, FREILICHTSPIELE TECKLENBURG (MAY 2008)
 CONCERT WITH MARK SEIBERT, PALLADIUM THEATER (MAY 2008)
 PFINGSTGALA, FREILICHTSPIELE TECKLENBURG (MAY 2006)
 FRIENDS IN CONCERT, CULTUREEL CENTRUM (MARCH 2006)

MOVIES
 OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE (ELSA), WALT DISNEY (NOVEMBER 2017)
 OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE (ELSA), WALT DISNEY (NOVEMBER 2017)
 FROZEN FEVER (ELSA), WALT DISNEY (MARCH 2015)
 FROZEN FEVER (ELSA), WALT DISNEY (MARCH 2015)
 FROZEN (ELSA), WALT DISNEY (NOVEMBER 2013)
 FROZEN (ELSA), WALT DISNEY (NOVEMBER 2013)
 BARBIE – HET DIAMANTKASTEEL (LYDIA), UNIVERSAL PICTURES (SEPTEMBER 2008)
 BARBIE – DE PRINSES EN DE BEDELAAR (ERICA), UNIVERSAL PICTURES (SEPTEMBER 2004)