Benjamin Has Hart Beginning May 23 in Broadway's Chicago

News   Benjamin Has Hart Beginning May 23 in Broadway's Chicago P.J. Benjamin returns to the Broadway company of Kander and Ebb's Chicago May 23.
P.J. Benjamin
P.J. Benjamin

The actor will once again play the role of put-upon husband Amos Hart in the long-running, Tony-winning revival of Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre. Benjamin, who succeeds Ray Bokhour in the role, will stay with the Broadway production through Sept. 4. The actor will join a cast that features Charlotte d'Amboise as Roxie Hart, Brenda Braxton as Velma Kelly, Mary Testa as Matron "Mama" Morton, R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine and Brent Barrett as Billy Flynn.

P.J. Benjamin has been seen on Broadway in Torch Song Trilogy, Pippin, Charlie and Algernon, Sarava, Wind in the Willows, Ain't Broadway Grand and The Pajama Game. His screen credits include "Law & Order," "Law & Order: SVU" and "Ice Age."

Chicago won the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical in 1997 as well as awards for actors Bebe Neuwirth and James Naughton, director Walter Bobbie, lighting designer Ken Billington and choreographer Ann Reinking. The original production was directed and choreographed by the late Bob Fosse.

The Ambassador Theatre is located at 215 West 49th Street.