A spokesperson for the musical confirmed that Bokhour will replace P.J. Benjamin as put-upon husband Amos Hart in the Broadway company of the Tony-winning revival. The actor will begin performances Jan. 10, 2005, at the Ambassador Theatre and is scheduled to stay with the production through May 22.
Chicago — featuring a score by John Kander and the late Fred Ebb — currently stars Wayne Brady as Billy Flynn, Charlotte d'Amboise as Roxie Hart, Terra C. MacLeod as Velma Kelly, Anne L. Nathan as Matron Mama Morton, P.J. Benjamin as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.
Ray Bokhour made his Broadway debut in Chicago, when he previously played Amos after appearing in the tour of the Kander and Ebb musical. His other theatrical credits include Rameau's Nephew, King Lear, Road to Nirvana, Moliere's Shorts, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Much Ado About Nothing and The Lesson. On screen Bokhour has been seen in "Man on the Moon," "Hitman's Journal," "Personals," "Ali," Changing Lanes," "I'm With Lucy," "Ed," "The Job," "Third Watch" and "The Indiana Jones Chronicles."
Chicago won the Tony Award 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.
Chicago plays the Ambassador Theatre, located at 215 West 49th Street.