Christopher Fitzgerald Returns to Chicago as Billy Flynn

Christopher Fitzgerald returns to the Broadway company of Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre in the role of Billy Flynn from 5 August 2014.

He returns to the long running musical having previously played the role of Amos Hart in the production. He will join the current cast which also includes Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Amra-Fay Wright as Velma Kelly, Paul C. Vogt as Amos Hart, R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine and Carol Woods as Matron "Mama" Morton.

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. It has been playing on Broadway since 14 Nov 1996, it moved to its current home, the Ambassador Theatre, on the 29 Jan 2003.

Christopher Fitzgerald returns to New York having recently played the title role in Cameron Mackintosh's revival of 'Barnum', which ran at the Chichester Festival Theatre last summer, directed by Tim Sheader. He earned Tony nominations for his performances in 'Finian's Rainbow' and 'Young Frankenstein' and has also been seen on Broadway in 'Wicked', 'Amour' and 'The Merchant of Venice'.

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'.

The musical features a score by John Kander and Fred Ebb, with a book by Bob Fosse & Fred Ebb. The revival production 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. The show is currently booking to 4 Jan 2015.

- by Dom O'Hanlon

Christopher Fitzgerald as Amos in the Broadway production of Chicago

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