Caroline Bowman (born May 10) is an American theatre actress who has performed in multiple Broadway musicals, including Evita, Wicked, and Kinky Boots
Bowman attended high school in Howard county Maryland at Glenelg High School. She graduated in 2006.
Bowman received a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre in 2010 at Penn State University, and was a recipient of a 2014 Penn State Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award, honoring alumni 35 and under.
Prior to graduation, Bowman toured with the hit musical Fame in China, and performed as Rizzo in Grease in Turkey. Shortly following that, Bowman returned to the states as Lady of the Lake in the Spamalot national tour. Very shortly after the Spamalot tour and her move to New York City, Bowman was offered an ensemble role in Wicked, understudying Elphaba. Bowman left Wicked to take part in originating a new musical Kinky Boots in 2013, but Bowman left Kinky Boots shortly after its Broadway premier to hit the road with the Evita national tour as Eva Peron in 2013. Almost immediately following the conclusion of the Evita tour in October 2014, Bowman was offered the starring role of Elphaba in Wicked, beginning December 16, 2014, replacing Christine Dwyer in the role. However, in late February, it was announced that due to an injury Bowman sustained, Christine Dwyer was brought back for a limited four-week engagement as Elphaba. Jenny Dinoia was also brought back for a limited time, until Bowman returned to the show in early April. On August 18, 2015, it was announced that Bowman will be departing Wicked (musical) in mid-September, with Rachel Tucker replacing her. From April 30-May 8, 2016, Bowman reprised her role as Eva Perón in the Vancouver Opera's production of Evita, replacing the previously announced Jenn Colella.