Chicago: Terra C. MacLeod to return as Velma

Terra C. MacLeod will return to the role of 'Velma Kelly' in the Tony Award-winning musical Chicago for a eight-week engagement from 8 Feb - 4 Apr 2010.

MacLeod will appear opposite Michelle Williams as 'Roxie Hart,' who also begins a limited engagement on 8 Feb 2010, as previously announced.

MacLeod has a long history with 'Velma Kelly,' having starred in the French world premieres of Chicago in Montreal (2003) and Paris (2004), in addition to prior engagements with the Broadway production and the national and international touring productions.

She is currently making her West End debut as 'Velma Kelly 'at London's Cambridge Theatre, a two-month engagement that concludes on 6 Feb 2010.

MacLeod's other recent stage credits include 'Gladys' in 'The Pajama Game' at Musical Theatre West (Los Angeles) and 'Adelaide 'in 'Guys and Dolls' at the San Diego Musical Theatre.

She is the recipient of the Jessie Richardson Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of 'Anita' in the Vancouver Arts Club production of 'West Side Story.' Her various television and film credits include 'The Lizzie Maguire Movie,' 'The Reagans,' "The Dead Zone," "Jeremiah," "Cold Squad" and "Life or Something Like It."

Chicago currently stars Deidre Goodwin (Velma Kelly), Ashlee Simpson-Wentz (Roxie Hart), Brent Barrett (Billy Flynn), Roz Ryan (Mama Morton), Ray Bokhour (Amos Hart) and R. Lowe (Mary Sunshine).

Now celebrating thirteen years on the Great White Way, Chicago is the second longest-running production currently playing on Broadway, the sixth longest running show to play Broadway, as well as Broadway's longest-running musical revival.

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 5 Sep 2010.

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. It is the eighth longest-running production in Broadway history, as well as Broadway's longest-running musical revival.

Terra C. MacLeod as Velma Kelly

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