Voice for Equality: Shoshana Bean

Stage actress and singer Shoshana Bean is best known for playing Elphaba in the Broadway musical Wicked. Since leaving Wicked, Bean has been recording background vocals for various film soundtracks and recently released her debut album, Superhero. In the early 2000s, Bean was an original cast member in the Tony Award-winning production of Hairspray, originating the role of Sheley and understudying the roles of Tracy Turnblad, Velma Von Tussle, and Penny Pingleton.


On February 23, 2009, Bean attended Defying Inequality, a Broadway benefit concert and fundraiser for several organizations actively striving for marriage equality. Alongside other top-name performers, political leaders and LGBT activists, Larkin’s presence publicly acknowledged her support of the freedom to marry.

Freedom to Marry is proud to salute Shoshana Bean as a Voice for Equality!

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