Lewis will begin performances at the Ambassador Theatre Feb. 2, according to a spokesperson for the production. Lewis replaces original Tony-winning Flynn James Naughton, who recently returned to the Kander and Ebb musical for a limited run.
Norm Lewis, who recently appeared in the benefit Children of Eden concert, has been seen on Broadway in The Wild Party, Side Show, Miss Saigon and The Who’s Tommy. His Off-Broadway credits include Captains Courageous and A New Brain, and he has toured with Once on This Island and Four Score & Seven Years Ago. Lewis’ other theatrical credits include the all-star Dreamgirls concert, the City Center Encores! production of Golden Boy and regional productions of Pippin and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
Chicago won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical in 1997 as well as awards for actors Bebe Neuwirth and Naughton, director Walter Bobbie, lighting designer Ken Billington and choreographer Ann Reinking. The original production was directed and choreographed by the late Bob Fosse.
On Broadway, Chicago plays the Ambassador Theatre, 219 W. 49th Street. For tickets, visit Click here.