Brittney Johnson made history as the first black woman to play Glinda in an English-language production of Wicked, last night on Broadway, January 10, 2019.
Back in June, Brittney announced via Instagram that she would be joining the Broadway cast of Wicked:
"I am beyond humbled and elated to announce that I am joining the Broadway Company of Wicked! I am a member of the fearless and fabulous Ensemble, and I understudy GLINDA!I cannot begin to explain what it feels like to even be able to write those words.The magnitude of this moment in history continues to sneak up on me in waves of gratitude and I am truly at a loss for words. I am just so honored, grateful, and I feel so blessed. And EXCITED! God is so good!
This is 15 year old me's (un)attainable dream coming true! I feel like I'm having an out of body experience, and I'm so excited to share this blessing with all of you, spread this hope around, and encourage all of your dreams!"