See Valerie Simpson and Chaz Lamar Shepherd Take Their First Bows in Chicago on Broadway

Photos   See Valerie Simpson and Chaz Lamar Shepherd Take Their First Bows in Chicago on Broadway
 
Both stepped into the Tony-winning revival of Chicago March 12.
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Bianca Marroquin, Amra-Faye Wright, Evan Harrington, Michael Scirrotto, Valerie Simpson, Brian Spitulnik, and Sam Lips. Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Valerie Simpson (of Ashford & Simpson fame) made her Broadway acting debut in the Tony-winning revival of Chicago March 12.

Simpson steps into the role of Matron “Mama” Morton at the Ambassador Theatre, taking over for Grammy winner and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss. Joining Simpson is Chaz Lamar Shepherd (the original Broadway production of The Color Purple) as Billy Flynn; recent Billy Flynn Tom Hewitt departed the production to appear in The Sting at Paper Mill Playhouse.

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Chicago currently also stars Bianca Marroquín as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Evan Harrington as Amos Hart, and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

Flip through photos of their first bows below:

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