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Kara Lindsay (born February 16, 1985) is an American actress, best known for her roles as Katherine Plumber in Newsies (2012) and Glinda in Wicked (2014, 2016, 2018, 2019). She is married to Kevin Massey.

Kara Lindsay
Born (1985-02-16) February 16, 1985 (ageĀ 34)
EducationCarnegie Mellon University (BFA)
OccupationActor, singer
Spouse(s)Kevin Massey


Lindsay was born in Rochester, New York and attended Greece Athena High School, studying under acclaimed director and teacher Judith Ranaletta, before studying at Carnegie Mellon University, where she received a BFA in acting/musical theatre.[1]


In 2009, Lindsay appeared as Laura in a musical-theatre production at the Paper Mill Playhouse of Little House on the Prairie with Melissa Gilbert as Ma.[2] Lindsay originated the role of Katherine Plumber in Newsies, a Disney musical written for the stage by Harvey Fierstein. The character was the fictional love interest of protagonist Jack Kelly, but Lindsay said she drew inspiration from the real-life investigative journalist, Nellie Bly.

Lindsay continued her role when Newsies moved to Broadway and played her final performance in the show on February 2, 2014. From April to November 23, 2014, Lindsay played the role of Glinda (a role she's auditioned for since 2008) in the 2nd North American Tour of Wicked.[3] She assumed the role of Glinda on Broadway on December 16, 2014 until January 31, 2016 when she was replaced by Carrie St. Louis, who had previously replaced her on tour as Glinda. On November 1, 2016, Lindsay returned to the role of Glinda on Broadway, replacing Carrie St. Louis.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
2017 Disney's Newsies the Broadway Musical Katherine Plumber


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Katherine Plummer
2012 Submissions Only Composition Callbacks Group 2 Episode: "The Growing Interconnectedness"
2013 Working in the Theatre Herself Episode: "The Anatomy of a Song"
2018 Murphy Brown Callie Episode: "Results May Vary"


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Little House on the Prairie Laura Paper Mill Playhouse
2012-2014 Newsies Katherine Plumber Nederlander Theatre
2014 Wicked Glinda 2nd North American Tour
2016 Mary Poppins Mary Poppins North Carolina Theatre
2014-2016 Wicked Glinda Gershwin Theatre
2016 Newsies: Live On Stage Katherine Plumber
2016-2017 Wicked Glinda Gershwin Theatre
2017, 2018 Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Cynthia Weil Stephen Sondheim Theatre
2018 Singin' In The Rain Kathy Selden Sacramento Music Circus
2018-2019 Wicked Glinda 2nd North American Tour
2019 Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Cynthia Weil Stephen Sondheim Theatre


  1. ^ "Kara's Space - Resume". Retrieved 2016-01-10.
  2. ^ Kara Lindsay, Melissa Gilbert star in Little House on the Prairie at the Paper Mill Playhouse,; accessed January 10, 2016.
  3. ^ Laurel Harris, Kara Lindsay and Gene Weygandt Will Join Cast of Wicked Tour ""
  4. ^ "Caroline Bowman & Kara Lindsay Are the Next Witches of Wicked; New Cast Members Announced | Broadway Buzz". 2014-11-20. Retrieved 2016-01-10.

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