Angelica Ross
Angelica Ross

Angelica Ross to Star in Chicago on Broadway

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome actress and human rights advocate Angelica Ross (Pose, American Horror Story) making her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart beginning Monday, September 12, 2022.

She will play an 8-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre through Sunday, November 6, 2022. Ross will make history when she joins the Chicago company, becoming the first openly trans woman to play a leading role in a Broadway musical.

Ross has been seen on Ryan Murphy’s Award-winning PoseAmerican Horror Story, and the Emmy-nominated web series Her Story, to name a few. She is also the President of Miss Ross, Inc. and founder of TransTech Social Enterprises, an award-winning program that helps people lift themselves out of poverty through technical training, digital work creating a social impact, resource-sharing, and bringing economic empowerment to marginalized communities with a focus on Black queer and trans.

Chicago features a score by the legendary composing team of John Kander and Fred Ebb, and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. The current revival was directed by Walter Bobbie, with choreography by Ann Reinking. The production includes a set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, and lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington.

Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids.

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