Angelica Ross makes history as first openly transgender actress to play Roxie Hart in ‘Chicago’ on Broadway
Congratulations to actress Angelica Ross, who will make history with her upcoming Broadway production.
Angelica has been announced as the next actress to play Roxie Hart in the classic Broadway musical “Chicago”. The news was officially announced on Thursday. The official Instagram account of “Chicago: The Musical”, shared the news and said, “The name on everyone’s lips will be… ANGELICA!”
Based on The Hollywood ReporterAngelica is the first openly transgender actress to take on the role of Roxie Hart on Broadway, and also one of the first known transgender actresses to star in a Broadway musical.
Angelica shared her excitement about the role and said,
“Thank you to everyone who shared and congratulated me on this news. I’m currently rehearsing and training, working VERY hard every day to bring you all and the best of me! Can’t wait to meet the entire cast and create magic with them! See you all on #Broadway as soon as possible!!! “
Playbill reports that Angelica’s premiere will begin September 12 at the Ambassador Theatre. She will complete the role in eight weeks and end on November 6. Angelica joins a small group of public performers to play the principals on Broadway.
Angelica is known for starring on the hit FX show “Pose” as Candy, and she also played nurse Rita in “American Horror Story.”
Congratulations to Angelica Ross as she prepares to make her Broadway debut.
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