Angelica Ross will be the first trans lead in 'Chicago' on Broadway

“Chicago” es Broadway’s longest-running revival — e incluso después de más de 25 años, la producción sigue haciendo historia.

Próximo mes, the leading role of fame-hungry murderess Roxie Hart will be played by Angelica Ross, the production announced Thursday. Ross will be the first out transgender actress to step into Roxie’s T-strap shoes en Broadway, de acuerdo con la Hollywood Reporter, and one of the first trans women to play a leading role on Broadway.
Ross is best known for her role as Candy Ferocity, a young trans woman who regularly competed in New York’s ballroom scene, on the Emmy-winning seriesPose.The FX drama featured the largest cast of trans actors on a TV series, outlets informó ahead of its 2018 estreno.
    With her casting, Ross joins a small but formidable group of Black trans women who’ve bowed on Broadway: En 2018, Peppermint ofRuPaul’s Drag Racefame starred in the Go-Go’s musicalHead Over Heels,” and this season, L Morgan Lee earned a Tony nomination for her role in best musical winner A Strange Loop. los upcoming revival of “1776” will also include trans and nonbinary cast members.
      CNN has reached out to “Chicago” and reps for Ross for further comment. los “Pose” star begins performances on September 12, the production said.
        Ross is the latest star to play Roxie en Broadway: A principios de este año, actress and animal advocate Pamela Anderson made her Broadway debut in the role.

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