Chicago: Christopher Fitzgerald to play Amos Hart

Tony Award-nominee Christopher Fitzgerald will play the role of 'Amos Hart' from 28 Oct 2013 in the Tony Award winning musical Chicago. Fitzgerald assumes the role from Todd Buonopane who will play his final perframce on 27 Oct 2013.

Fitzgerald was nominated for a Tony Award for his role as 'Igor,' in 'Young Frankenstein,' and was nominated for a second time when he played 'Og,' in 'Finian's Rainbow. His other Broadway credits include 'The Merchant of Venice,' 'Wicked' and 'Amour.' His film credits include "Girl Most Likely," "Revolutionary Road" and "Dedication." On TV he played "Neil" in the sitcom "Twins."

Chicago currently stars Amra-Fay Wright (Velma Kelly), Bianca Marroquin (Roxie Hart), Ryan Silverman (Billy Flynn), Roz Ryan (Mama Morton), Todd Buonopane (Amos Hart) and R. Lowe (Mary Sunshine).

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 through to 31 Aug 2014.

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.

Christopher Fitzgerald

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