Cristy Candler is an American actress.


Principally a musical theatre actress, Candler also appeared in the short Return to the Doghouse and an episode of American Dad!


Candler is best known for her performances in Wicked, originating the role of Melena Thropp (the Witch's Mother) and later playing the role of Nessarose. She also appeared as Betty in Chicago and Regina and Justice in Rock of Ages.

Candler also appeared in a number of off-Broadway musicals including Busker Alley (as Betty) and Miss Kim, where she originated the role of Kimberley.


Aida (2000)

Wicked (2003)

Melena Thropp (originated the role)
  • No One Mourns the Wicked (contains solo lines)
  • One Short Day
  • Thank Goodness
  • March of the Witch Hunters
  • Finale
Nessarose (understudy)
  • Dancing Through Life (contains solo lines)
  • The Wicked Witch of the East (contains solo lines)

Busker Alley (2006)

  • Busker Medley
  • Paddle Your Own Canoe



Vintage Variety (2010)

Miss Kim (2010)(originated the role)

Chicago (2012)

  • Cell Block Tango (contains solo lines)

Rock of Ages (2013)

Regina McKaig (understudy)
  • Cum On Feel the Noize (Pre-Reprise)/Just Like Paradise/Nothin' but a Good Time
  • We Built This City/Too Much Time on My Hands
  • We're Not Gonna Take It (contains solo lines)
  • Cum On Feel the Noize/We're Not Gonna Take It (Reprise)
  • Here I Go Again (contains solo lines)
  • The Final Countdown/We Built This City (Reprise)
  • Hit Me with Your Best Shot
  • The Search Is Over
  • Don't Stop Believin'
Justice Charlier (understudy)
  • Cum On Feel the Noize (Pre-Reprise)/Just Like Paradise/Nothin' but a Good Time
  • Harden My Heart/Shadows of the Night (contains solo lines)
  • Any Way You Want It/I Wanna Rock (Reprise)
  • Every Rose Has Its Thorn (contains solo lines)
  • The Search Is Over"
  • Don't Stop Believin'


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