Boq is a character from the musical Wicked. He is the love interest of Nessarose, aka the Wicked Witch of the East, but has an unrequited crush on Glinda. He is a shy young man who has brown hair, brown eyes and wears a blue striped suit and a red cap. He is portrayed by Christopher Fitzgerald in the original cast and in the MCF series.
In the musical, Boq is the love interest of Elphaba's younger sister, Nessarose (who would later become The Wicked Witch of the East). However, the feeling is not mutual; Boq only became involved with Nessarose in hopes of impressing Galinda, on whom he truly has his heart set. Unfortunately, Galinda has so little regard for him that she cannot remember his name (calling him Bick). When Nessarose eventually becomes the governor of Munchkinland, she uses her power to enslave Boq as her personal servant, given that he is a Munchkin. When Boq confesses his love for Glinda, Nessarose becomes extremely angry with him. At that point, she attempts to casts a spell on him from Elphaba's spell book, but mispronounces it. This causes Boq's heart to shrink until it is completely gone. In a desperate attempt to save Boq's life, Elphaba casts a spell on Boq who falls asleep. Boq awakens as the Tin Woodsman as Elphaba disappears. In her fear, Nessarose blames his new form on Elphaba, saying she did it purposely and that she had tried to stop Elphaba. Unlike in the novel, Boq plays a considerably condensed role in the stage production. He later took part in the Witch hunt against Elphaba as the Tin Woodman, full bent on killing Elphaba for both capturing Dorothy and turning him into the Tin Woodman. This puts him in a slightly more negative light, as even though she saved him, he became angered that she had saved his life.
He is set to appears in MCF and the Wicked where his role is the same.
- His actor was also the original Igor in Young Frankenstein the Musical
- MCF and the Wicked(Debut)