Angelica Ross to Play Roxie Hart in Chicago

Angelica Ross is making her Broadway debut! On Thursday, “Chicago”‘s official Instagram account introduced that the “Pose” actor will probably be starring because the one and solely Roxie Hart within the musical starting Sept. 12. “The identify on all people’s lips is gonna be… A N G E L I C A!,” the account captioned a photograph of Ross as Roxie.

Ross additionally reacted to the information on Twitter, writing, “This present day is stuffed with blended emotions for me! I wish to have fun being on Broadway, however I do not really feel like celebrating with #BrittneyGriner sentenced to 9 years in jail. This world is tousled. She would not deserve this.” Brittney Griner, an American basketball participant for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, was sentenced to 9 years in jail by a Russian court docket after she was discovered responsible of drug smuggling with legal intent, Reuters reported on Aug. 4.

Ross’s flip as Roxie marks the primary time an overtly trans actor has taken on the lead function. “‘Chicago’s’ Roxie Hart is among the most recognizable, iconic, and beloved characters within the historical past of Broadway, and a real expertise like Angelica Ross will delight audiences along with her spectacular performing, singing and efficiency abilities,” GLAAD VP of Communications & Expertise Anthony Allen Ramos stated in a press release. “Angelica can be a revered chief within the transgender neighborhood, and joins L Morgan Lee as trans ladies of colour presently starring on Broadway.”

Ross now joins the ranks of earlier stars who’ve stepped into Roxie’s footwear, together with Pamela Anderson, Ashlee Simpson Ross, Michelle Williams, and Gwen Verdon, who originated the function.

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