He will begin performances Feb. 28 at the Cambridge Theatre, for a run of ten weeks only, through May 8.
A new booking period has also been announced, with tickets now on sale to Jan. 29, 2012, as the show overtakes Disney's Beauty and the Beast as the tenth longest-running musical ever.
Bedella's other major roles include playing Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Show in the West End and on the road, and playing KGB agent Alexander Molokov in the Royal Albert Hall concert of Chess. Film credits include Oliver Stone's "Alexander" with Anthony Hopkins and "Batman Begins" with Christian Bale.
Bedella joins Sarah Soetaert as Roxie Hart, Lisa Donmall as Velma Kelly, Victor McGuire as Amos Hart, Jasna Ivir as Mama Morton and Russell Whitehead as Mary Sunshine.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 412 4652, or visit www.chicagothemusical.co.uk.