RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Jinkx Monsoon Joins Chicago on Broadway

Jinkx Monsoon goes to Broadway! The 2-time winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is about to hitch “Chicago” within the position of Mama Morton, Entertainment Weekly solely revealed on Nov. 22. The queen’s Broadway debut additionally marks a second in historical past: they’re going to develop into the primary drag performer to ever play the half within the Tony award-winning musical.

“I can not stress sufficient that this has been a lifelong dream of mine.”

Monsoon shared the information on Instagram shortly after the announcement, writing, “I can not stress sufficient that this has been a lifelong dream of mine. I am making my Broadway debut . . . we did it children! 😭🖤” She then tweeted a hilarious impression of them re-creating Kamala Harris’s viral “We did it, Joe” clip in response to their casting information. Monsoon additionally made historical past as the primary “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestant to win twice on the sequence, first on season 5 again in 2013 and once more in July 2022 on “All Stars” season seven.

“Chicago” facilities round Roxie Hart, an aspiring vaudevillian star who murders her lover and is shipped to Prepare dinner County Jail, the place she meets the matron of the jail, Mama Morton. Monsoon will painting the character beginning Jan. 16, 2023, for eight weeks. Queen Latifah famously performed the position within the film adaptation of “Chicago,” securing her an Oscar nomination.

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