Tony Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald Will Join Broadway Cast of Chicago

News   Tony Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald Will Join Broadway Cast of Chicago
Two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald will join the long-running, Tony-winning revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's Chicago beginning Oct. 28 at the Ambassador Theatre.

Christopher Fitzgerald
Christopher Fitzgerald Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Fitzgerald will step into the role of put-upon husband Amos Hart. He will succeed Todd Buonopane, who plays his final performance Oct. 27, before rejoining the national touring company of Chicago Nov. 5.

Chicago will mark Fitzgerald's sixth Broadway show. In addition to his Tony-nominated performances in Finian's Rainbow and Young Frankenstein, he also appeared in Amour (Drama Desk nomination), Wicked and, most recently, The Merchant of Venice.

The Broadway company also stars Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Ryan Silverman as Billy Flynn and Roz Ryan as Matron "Mama" Morton.

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 November 1996 where it remained through February 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 W. 49th Street.

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