There have been many Glinda's over the year, but the original was Kristin Chenoweth.
The source of Dorothy's worst nightmare and most steadfast hope is the role played by Glinda the Good Witch in "The Wizard of Oz."Specifically, Glinda gives the slippers of the Wicked Witch of the East to Dorothy Gale in the beloved 1939 film version, but not the original 1900 book edition, of "The Wizard of Oz." This puts Dorothy in direct conflict with the Wicked Witch of the West, who knows about the shoes' powerful magic. Dorothy ultimately succeeds in defeating the witch, but not in figuring out how to get back to Kansas. But it turns out that Glinda does.
An actress named Margaret Hamilton played the Wicked Witch of the West, and an actress named Billie Burke played the role of Glinda the Good Witch of the North.
Katie Rose Clarke (b. August 25, 1984) played Glinda during the 2008 performances of the musical "Wicked" in Boston, Massachusetts.Specifically, the performances were part of the First National Tour. Katie took over the role from Christina DeCicco (b. November 17) on November 6, 2007. She in turn relinquished the role to Chandra Lee Schwartz (b. August 18, 1981) on August 21, 2009.
Billie Burke played Glinda the Good Witch
Alice's Role In The Play Was The Wicked Witch.
If you are referring to the Broadway show Wicked and are inquiring about the actress that originated the role of Galinda/Glinda, her name is Kristin Chenowith.
Idina Menzel's role in 'Wicked' was Elphaba, also known as 'The Wicked Witch of the West' from the Wizard of Oz. She won numerous awards for her performance, including a Tony for 'Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical'.
Kristin Chenoweth (b. July 24, 1968) is the singer/actress who first played Glinda in "Wicked."Specifically, the first performances were those given by the original Broadway cast. Kristin played Galinda/Glinda in the previews of October 3, 2003 and on opening night October 30, 2003. She had many other singing/acting obligations and therefore relinquished the role on July 20, 2004.
Billie Burke (August 7, 1884-May 14, 1970)
Billie Burke played the role of Glinda the Good Witch of the North .
Cristy Candler played Melena when Idina Menzel and Kristen Chenoweth performed in "Wicked."Specifically, Idina Menzel and Kristen Chenoweth respectively interpreted the roles of Elphaba and Glinda in the original Broadway performance of the award-winning musical. Cristy's role was that of mother to Elphaba and Nessarose Thropp. She subsequently participated in other performances, but in the role as Melena's daughter Nessarose.