Orbach, according to a spokesperson for the musical, will begin performances as the put-upon husband of Roxie Hart Jan. 28 at the Ambassador Theatre.
Orbach will join a cast that includes Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Brenda Braxton as Velma Kelly, John Schneider as Billy Flynn and Roz Ryan as Matron "Mama" Morton.
Ron Orbach has appeared on Broadway in Never Gonna Dance, Dance of the Vampires and Laughter on the 23rd Floor and Off-Broadway in The God Committee and Hotel Suite. His numerous screen credits include "Without a Trace," "Law & Order," "Building Girl," "The Jury," "Third Watch," "Malcolm & Eddie," "Safe Harbor," "Caroline in the City," "Touched By an Angel," "Ringmaster," "Family Matters," "Sisters," "Dave's World," "Clueless," "Platypus Man," "The Nanny," "Caught in the Act," "Love Crimes," "Tales from the Crypt," "The Golden Girls" and "L.A. Law."
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.
For more information, visit www.ChicagoTheMusical.com.