Chicago: Alexander Gemignani plays Billy Flynn

Alexander Gemignani plays the role of slick criminal lawyer 'Billy Flynn' from 18 Jun 2013 in the Tony Award winning musical Chicago at the Ambassador. Gemignani assumes the role from Adam Pascal who played his final performance on 16 Jun 2013.

Gemignani's Broadway credits include 'Les Misérables,' 'Sweeney Todd,' 'Assassins,' 'The People in the Picture' and 'Sunday in the Park with George.' His television credits include "Homeland" and "The Good Wife."

Chicago now stars Amra-Fay Wright (Velma Kelly), Amy Spanger (Roxie Hart), Alexander Gemignani (Billy Flynn), *Christine Pedi (Mama Morton), Paul C. Vogt (Amos Hart) and R. Lowe (Mary Sunshine).
*As previously announced *Wendy Williams will make her Broadway debut as 'Mama Morton' from 25 Jun 2013.

Chicago is the second longest-running production currently playing on Broadway, Broadway's longest-running musical revival, as well as the longest-running American show in Broadway history.

The show has been playing on Broadway since 14 Nov 1996, it moved to the Ambassador Theatre on the 29 Jan 2003, where it is currently booking period through to 22 Dec 2013.

Chicago follows not your usual housewife, Roxie Hart, who gains dubious notoriety when she kills her boyfriend, invents her defence and manipulates everyone from her trustworthy husband to the fickle media and the unsuspecting public. The show features the well known songs, 'All That Jazz,' 'Razzle Dazzle' and 'Mr. Cellophane'.

Chicago has music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Book by Bob Fosse & Fred Ebb.

The musical is directed by Walter Bobbie, with choreography by Ann Reinking, scene design by John Lee Beatty, costumes by William Ivey Long, lighting by Ken Billington and sound by Scott Lehrer.

Chicago is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.

Alexander Gemignani

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