Broadway's Chicago Welcomes Return of Christopher Sieber June 23

News   Broadway's Chicago Welcomes Return of Christopher Sieber June 23
Two-time Tony nominee Christopher Sieber, most recently on Broadway in the Tony-winning revival of La Cage aux Folles, returns to another Tony-winning revival, Chicago, June 23 at the Ambassador Theatre.

Christopher Sieber
Christopher Sieber Photo by Joan Marcus

Sieber again steps into the role of slick lawyer Billy Flynn; he succeeds Brent Barrett, who ended his run June 19.

In other casting news, two-time Tony nominee Charlotte d'Amboise will return to Chicago June 24 in the role of merry murderess Roxie Hart; she will succeed supermodel Christie Brinkley, who played her final performance June 19. And, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown's Nikka Graff Lanzarone will make her Chicago debut in the role of Velma Kelly beginning July 6; Amra-Faye Wright ends her run in that part July 3. (In cases where there are gaps between end dates and start dates, understudies will play the roles.)

Carol Woods and R. Lowe continue in the roles of Matron "Mama" Morton and Mary Sunshine, respectively. Lombardi's Chris Sullivan recently made his Chicago debut as put-upon husband Amos Hart.

As previously reported, Brinkley and Wright will begin a four-week engagement in the London production of Chicago beginning July 11.

A two-time Tony Award nominee for his performances in Shrek and Spamalot, Christopher Sieber's Broadway credits also include La Cage aux Folles, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast, Triumph of Love and A Christmas Carol. His other New York stage credits include Off-Broadway's The Kid, Avow and The Boys in the Band. His television and film credits include "Morning Glory," "Pushing Daisies," "Johnny and the Sprites," "See You in September," "It's All Relative," "Two of a Kind," "Sex and the City," "Ed," "Guiding Light," "All My Children" and "Another World." The revival of Chicago began life as one of the three annual Encores! presentations offered by City Center. The musical opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in Nov. 1996 where it remained through Feb. 1997. The musical transferred to the Shubert Theatre on Feb. 11, 1997, and played that house through Jan. 26, 2003. The revival reopened at the Ambassador Theatre, its current home, on Jan. 29, 2003.

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.

The Ambassador Theatre is located at 219 West 49th Street.

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Charlotte d'Amboise, with Ryan Worsing and Michael Cusumano, in <i>Chicago</i>
Charlotte d'Amboise, with Ryan Worsing and Michael Cusumano, in Chicago Photo by Jeremy Daniel
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