By Andrew Gans
26 Mar 2009
Fisher-Wilson will again step into the role of Matron "Mama" Morton; she succeeds Broadway veteran Carol Woods. The actress previously played the role in November 2008.
Fisher-Wilson will join a cast that includes two-time Tony nominee Charlotte d'Amboise as Roxie Hart, South Africa native Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, two-time Tony Tom Wopat as Billy Flynn and Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart.
LaVon Fisher-Wilson received the Suzi Award for her portrayal of Gran Mimi in Jelly's Last Jam at the Alliance and has also been seen in productions of Once on This Island; Crowns; Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope; Dreamgirls; Tommy; and Beehive.
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.
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