Tony Winner James Naughton to Return to Broadway's Chicago

News   Tony Winner James Naughton to Return to Broadway's Chicago
James Naughton, who won a Tony Award for his performance as Billy Flynn in the hit Chicago revival, will return to that production next month.
James Naughton
James Naughton

A spokesperson for the production confirmed that the two-time Tony winner — Naughton also nabbed the prize for his work in City of Angels — will again assume the role of slick lawyer Flynn, Jan. 6-25, 2004. The Chicago company currently features Reva Rice as Velma Kelly, Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Patrick Swayze as Billy Flynn, Debbie Gravitte as Matron "Mama" Morton, P.J. Benjamin as Amos Hart and D. Sabella as Mary Sunshine.

Naughton's other Broadway credits include Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, I Love My Wife and Whose Life Is It Anyway?, and he has been seen Off-Broadway in E.L. Doctorow's Drinks Before Dinner and Losing Time. Also a director, his production of Arthur Miller's The Price, which premiered at the Williamstown Theater Festival, moved to Broadway and garnered a Tony nomination for Best Revival of a Play. Naughton's film credits include "The Good Mother" with Diane Keaton, "The Glass Menagerie" with Joanne Woodward and "The Paper Chase." Television audiences know the actor through his appearances on such series as "Brooklyn Bridge," "Ally McBeal" and "Who's The Boss?" Naughton also directed Paul Newman in a production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town, which played Broadway last season.

Chicago won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical in 1997 as well as awards for actors Bebe Neuwirth and Naughton, director Walter Bobbie, lighting designer Ken Billington and choreographer Ann Reinking. The original production was directed and choreographed by the late Bob Fosse.

On Broadway, Chicago plays the Ambassador Theatre, 219 W. 49th Street. For tickets, visit Click here.

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