Desi Oakley, who recently concluded a star turn in the national tour of Waitress, returns to Broadway as Roxie Hart in Chicago. She begins performances May 13 at the Ambassador Theatre, playing three separate two-week engagements (first through May 26, then June 17–30 and July 15–28). She replaces current Roxie Christie Brinkley, who initially took on the role in 2011.
Also joining the cast May 13 are Chicago alums Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly and Ryan Silverman as Billy Flynn. The current cast also includes Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, Natasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton, and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.
In addition to playing Jenna in Waitress’ tour, Oakley has appeared on Broadway in Wicked, Annie, and Les Misérables.