Gravitte will join the Broadway company of Chicago as Matron Mama Morton. A spokesperson for the musical confirmed that the actress will begin her four-month stint in the Tony-winning Kander and Ebb revival Dec. 15. Gravitte will replace original Nine star Camille Saviola as the money-hungry Matron. Debbie Gravitte received a Tony Award for her performance in Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. Her other Main Stem credits include They’re Playing Our Song, Perfectly Frank, Blues in the Night, Zorba, Les Misérables and Ain’t Broadway Grand. Gravitte’s solo recordings include “The MGM Album” and “The Alan Menken Album.”
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. For ticket information, call (212) 239-6200.