What does a standby do when she's just standing by? This one wrote an album.
Merideth Kaye Clark has been the standby for Elphaba—musical theatre's most vocally challenging role—in the hit musical "Wicked" for the past two years. Although she has performed the role over 150 times in 30+ cities, she often spends hours a week waiting backstage for her chance to be painted green. With that time on hand, and inspiration from the road, she has written "Young Stellar Object," her new album being released May 2010. With the help of her producer and long-time collaborator Ricky Marson, Merideth has compiled 9 folk-pop songs that highlight her voice, as well as the talent of musicians from across the country and in the traveling orchestra of Wicked.