Angelica Ross will make her Broadway debut in Chicago on September 12. She will be playing the role of Roxie Hart for an eight-week run at New York City’s Ambassador Theater.
This will make her the first openly trans actress to step into the role and place her among the very first lead trans actresses to star on Broadway. Previously, Peppermint of RuPaul’s Drag Race had a featured role in Head Over Heels in 2018 while Tony Award nominee L Morgan Lee continues her run on Broadway in A Strange Loop.
Anthony Allen Ramos, Vice President of Talent and Communications at GLAAD said: “‘Chicago‘s’ Roxie Hart is one of the most recognizable, iconic, and beloved characters in the history of Broadway, and a true talent like Angelica Ross will delight audiences with her impressive acting, singing and performance skills. Angelica is also a respected leader in the transgender community, and joins L Morgan Lee as trans women of color currently starring on Broadway.”
Angelica Ross is best known to audiences for role as Candy Ferocity in the Emmy Award winning series Pose and for multiple roles in American Horror Story. She is also a very vocal activist and the founder of TransTech Social Enterprises, a program that “helps people lift themselves out of poverty through technical training, digital work creating a social impact, and bringing economic empowerment to marginalized communities.”
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