Broadway's Tony Award-Winning
Record-Breaking Hit Musical
Welcomes Actress & Human Rights Advocate
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 (219 W. 49th St., NYC) through Sunday, November 6, 2022. Ross makes history when she joins the Chicago company, becoming the first openly trans woman to play a leading role in a Broadway show.
About Angelica Ross
From the board room, to film and TV sets to Capitol Hill to the music studio, Angelica Ross is a leading figure of success and strength in the movement for human rights advocacy focused on Transgender and racial equality. A fan favorite on FX’s award-winning hit “Pose” plus both the ninth season of Ryan Murphy’s FX hit “American Horror Story: 1984” and the double feature tenth season as The Chemist in part 1 and Theta in part 2. Angelica also returned to her love for music with her debut music video and single, “Only You.”. Fans are also anticipating a visual for “Fierce” - her club anthem with songstress, Mila Jam, and legendary Ultra Naté. Angelica has also announced her forthcoming untitled book as she continues to blaze a trail, kick open doors, and build her own table with ample open seats.
Angelica’s acting breakthrough came in the form of Ryan Murphy’s Award Winning FX hit series, “Pose” — which follows NYC’s Black and Latino LGBTQ+ and gender- nonconforming ballroom culture scene in the 80’s and early 90’s. The show features the largest transgender cast ever for a scripted series, making TV history! Vanity Fair raved that, “Angelica Ross steals many of her scenes as ‘Candy’,” the brashest member of the ‘House of Abundance.’
Since studying acting at Florida Atlantic University, Angelica has appeared across numerous mediums, including film, television, and theater. One project, the Emmy-nominated (Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama) web series Her Story, received special recognition at the GLAAD Media Awards. Angelica and “The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah were also honored with a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Talk Show Episode for her interview segment. Angelica Ross also appeared in “Transparent” (Amazon), “Claws” (TNT), “Doubt” (CBS), and “Danger & Eggs” (Amazon) and starred as ‘Georgia’ in the award-winning documentary “Framing Agnes,” that took home the 2022 Sundance Festival’s coveted Next Innovator and Audience Award..
Miss Ross also works behind the camera! She has executive produced and appeared in the Daytime Emmy- nomiated web series “King Ester” ( 2019), and in the short film, “Missed Connections” (2017), which went on to be an official selection at the Outfest LGBTQ Film Festival, the La Femme International Film Festival, and the Baltimore International Black Film Festival.
Angelica Ross is 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.
Photography by Steven Simione with MUZE Magazine
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. It recently celebrated its 25th anniversary on Broadway.
Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, Chicago is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.
Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking, Chicago features set design by Tony Award winner John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, sound design by Tony Award winner Scott Lehrer and casting by Stewart/Whitley.
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.