Jason Danieley Is Returning to Broadway

News   Jason Danieley Is Returning to Broadway
 
The Visit star will once again step into the Tony-winning revival of Chicago.
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Jason Danieley

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, long-running revival of Chicago will welcome back Jason Danieley in the role of Billy Flynn beginning February 29 at the Ambassador Theatre. The singing actor will succeed Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George, who plays his final performance in the role February 28.

The Broadway company currently features Paige Davis as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

Danieley has also appeared on Broadway in Next to Normal, Curtains (Outer Critics Circle nomination), The Full Monty (also London’s West End) and Candide (Drama Desk nomination).

The revival of Chicago began life as one of the three annual Encores! presentations offered by City Center. The musical opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in November 1996 where it remained through February 1997. The musical transferred to the Shubert Theatre on Feb. 11, 1997, and played at that house through Jan. 26, 2003. The revival reopened at the Ambassador Theatre, its current home, Jan. 29, 2003.

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.

The Ambassador Theatre is located at 219 W. 49th Street.

Visit ChicagoTheMusical.com for more information.

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