Wilson, Hewitt and Langford Play Final Performances in Chicago July 5

News   Wilson, Hewitt and Langford Play Final Performances in Chicago July 5
 
Chandra Wilson, Tom Hewitt and Bonnie Langford play their final performances as, respectively, Matron "Mama" Morton, Billy Flynn and Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-winning John Kander and Fred Ebb musical Chicago July 5 at the Ambassador Theatre.
Chicago star Chandra Wilson
Chicago star Chandra Wilson Photo by Joan Marcus

The threesome will be succeeded beginning July 7 by Roz Ryan (Morton), Brent Barrett (Flynn) and Samantha Harris (Hart).

The Chicago cast also currently includes Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Tom Riis Farrell as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

For her work as Dr. Miranda Bailey on "Grey's Anatomy," Chandra Wilson has earned three Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series and three NAACP Image Awards. Wilson has appeared on Broadway in Caroline, or Change; Avenue Q; and On the Town. She also received a Theatre World Award for her performance in Off-Broadway's The Good Times Are Killing Me.

Tom Hewitt's other Broadway credits include Dracula, The Musical; The Boys from Syracuse; The Lion King; School for Scandal; and The Sisters Rosenzweig. He also appeared in the national tours of Urinetown and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and has been seen Off-Broadway in Jeffrey, Beau Jest, Richard III and Othello.

Bonnie Langford played Roxie Hart both at the Adelphi Theatre and the Cambridge Theatre in London's West End. Other West End and U.K. tour credits include Sweet Charity, Me and My Girl, Peter Pan, Cats, The Pirates of Penzance, Gypsy, 42nd Street, Oklahoma, Fosse, Gone With The Wind and, most recently, Adelaide in the Donmar production of Guys and Dolls. She also received a Drama Desk nomination for her performance as Baby June in the 1974 Broadway revival of Gypsy. 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 219 West 49th Street.

The long-running musical celebrated its 12th anniversary and its 5,000th performance on Broadway Nov. 14, 2008.

Visit www.ChicagoTheMusical.com for more information.

Bonnie Langford in the UK's <i>Chicago</i>.
Bonnie Langford in the UK's Chicago. Photo by Catherine Ashmore
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