Jinkx Monsoon
Jinkx Monsoon

Jinkx Monsoon Sets Limited Return to Chicago on Broadway

Chicago announced today that actress, vocalist, and two-time RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon will return in the role of Matron “Mama” Morton for 20 performances only this summer. Monsoon will begin her return to the Ambassador Theatre on Thursday, June 27, 2024, for a limited run through Friday, July 12, 2024.

Jinkx Monsoon said, “Most of my life, and my entire artistic career— I have known the roles I would play well, but I also knew the industry was not yet giving actors like me the chance to prove it. Over the last decade, I, and queer artists like myself have been chipping away at the antiquated ideas of gender and performance— leading to my life changing run as Mama Morton in Chicago. During that one 10 week run, I learned so much about my craft and myself— and I cannot wait to take all of that back into this role and show.

Jinkx made her Broadway debut in the role of Matron “Mama” Morton on Monday, January 16, 2023, making history by becoming the first drag queen to play the role on Broadway. Jinkx broke box office records and played to standing room only crowds at the Ambassador Theatre during her first run in the show as “Mama” in 2023.

With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history.

The current cast of Chicago features Ariana Madix as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Max von Essen as Billy Flynn, Lili Thomas as Matron “Mama” Morton, Red Concepción as Amos Hart, and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. The cast also includes Eddie Bennett, Max Clayton, Kristine Covillo, Jennnifer Dunne, Jessica Ernest, Jeff Gorti, Arian Keddell, Mary Claire King, Marty Lawson, Joseph London, Sharon Moore, Drew Nellessen, Kristen Faith Oei, Denny Paschall, Angel Reda, Jermaine R. Rembert, Michael Scirrotto, and Colt Adam Weiss.

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