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Boots worn by Idina Menzel as Elphaba in Wicked

  • Object:

    Theatre costume

  • Place of origin:

    New York (made)

  • Date:

    2003 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Leather with rubber soles

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Wicked London Productions Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    S.504:1 to 2-2016

  • Gallery location:

    Theatre & Performance, Room 105, case 9, shelf 14 []

These boots were made for the actress Idina Menzel (b.1971) for her role as Elphaba in the original Broadway production of Wicked that opened at New York's Gershwin Theatre, 30 October 2003, and were worn by her in the London transfer that opened at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, 27 September 2006. With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman, Wicked is based on Gregory Maguire's 1995 novel Wicked: the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, an alternative adult perspective on the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, and Frank Baum's original 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Physical description

Pair of laced leather ankle boots with rubber soles.

Place of Origin

New York (made)


2003 (made)


Unknown (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Leather with rubber soles

Descriptive line

Boots worn by Idina Menzel as Elphaba in the original production of Wicked, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Winnie Holzman, Gershwin Theatre, New York Apollo Victoria Theatre, 30th October 2003, and in the London transfer, Apollo Theatre Victoria, 27th September 2006. Designed by Susan Hilferty


Leather; Rubber




Entertainment & Leisure; Theatre; Theatre costume; Footwear


Theatre and Performance Collection

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