Broadway debut! A Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and actress, Brandy has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. She first stole our hearts with her multi-platinum self-titled debut album featuring the hit single "I Wanna Be Down." Her record "The Boy Is Mine" is the longest running number-one song and best-selling duet of all time. As an actress, Brandy has starred in her own sitcom, "Moesha," and made history in Disney’s television film Cinderella as its first black princess, starring alongside her icon Whitney Houston. She recently received a 2014 NAACP Image Award for her role as Chardonnay on BET’s "The Game." Love and thanks to her daughter Sy'rai, her main inspiration and reason for everything she does. www.4everbrandy.com
AMRA-FAYE WRIGHT(Velma Kelly)
Amra-Faye Wright has played this role worldwide since 2001, and on Broadway and the West End since 2005, including both 10th Anniv. productions, and in Japan in Japanese. She received the Naledi and Fleur du Cap Awards (South Africa's Tony equivalent). Credits include: UK — Vi Moore/Footloose; South Africa — Sandy/Grease, Sheila/A Chorus Line, Mother Superior/Nunsense, Jack/Jack and the Beanstalk, Mrs. Darling/Peter Pan, Star/Viva Sun City, Lead/Elvis Las Vegas (Vita Award) and musical extravaganzas throughout the world. Solo shows include: "It's Not Where I Start" (Vita Award), "Drinks on Me," "Rouge Pulp" (Vita Award), "Sittin' on Top of the World." Guest appearances: SPAR Intern'l, VIP Gala, Sydney Olympics, World-Cup Rugby/Jo'burg Phil. Orch., AquABBA/Cape Phil Orch.
IVAN HERNANDEZ(Billy Flynn)
Ivan is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut as Billy Fynn in Chicago. He was last seen in New York starring as The Wolf and Cinderella's Prince in Shakespeare in the Park's production of Into the Woods. Other shows include: The Mambo Kings; Zhivago, directed by Des McAnuff; Romantic Poetry, written and directed by John Patrick Shanley; the critically acclaimed off-Broadway musical, Yank!; Paul Simon's The Capeman and Pirate, also by John Patrick Shanley. Ivan also stars as Javier Mendoza on the popular series, “Devious Maids”. Other TV work includes “The Following”, “Law & Order SUV”, and “Gossip Girl”.
RAYMOND BOKHOUR(Amos Hart)
Raymond made his Broadway debut with Chicago in 2001 (Helen Hayes Best Actor nom.). National Tour: Da in Once. Film: Man on the Moon, Changing Lanes, I'm With Lucy. Television: "30Rock," "Flight of the Conchords," "SNL," "Third Watch," "The Job," "L&O." Also a composer recorded by London Symphony, Warsaw and Moravian Philharmonics, and performed at Carnegie Recital Hall. He is co-author of The Suicide: A Musical Comedy, directed in concert at Barrington Stage by John Rando. RaymondBokhour.com
NaTASHA YVETTE WILLIAMS(Matron "Mama" Morton)
NaTasha is delighted to join Chicago! Last seen Showboat (Queenie) NY Philharmonic. Broadway: A Night with Janis Joplin (Aretha, Joplinaire), The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess (Mariah), The Color Purple (Sofia). Featured Vocalist/Concerts: Carnegie Hall (Irving Berlin), Avery Fisher Hall (Ragtime), Indianapolis Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, Ottawa Symphony, just to name a few. NaTasha is also a recording artist. Love to Gregory and the little Lees! www.natashayvettewilliams.com.
R. LOWE(Mary Sunshine)
Happy to be celebrating 10 years in this incredible role! Opera: Turandot, L’Elisir D’Amore, Carmen, Così fan Tutti, Marriage of Figaro. Favorite musicals include Brigadoon, A Little Night Music and Candide. Many thanks to KV, BB, BW and family.
DONNA MARIE ASBURY(June)
Donna Marie made her B'way debut at age 11 in the revival of Gypsy starring Angela Lansbury. Next she played Terry Turner in the Stephen Sondheim/Harold Prince musical Merrily We Roll Along. At age 19, Ms. Asbury was chosen by Mr. Prince to portray Eva Peron in the national tour of Evita (the youngest actress ever to perform the role). Other B'way: Smile, Jerome Robbins' Broadway. Other nat'l tours: Chicago (Velma Kelly). Favorite Role: Cleve's wife. Favorite production: Daughter, Jacqueline.
Nicole has performed on and off Broadway and has done several National tours as well as many regional productions. She is thrilled to be here and thanks God and family for life and living.
DAVID BUSHMAN(Swing/Dance Captain)
David Bushman is honored to be making his Broadway debut with Chicago. French prod. and nat'l tours of Chicago (Dance Capt, Ensemble, Amos u/s). Re-staged the current nat'l tour. Love and gratitude to friends and family.
Broadway: Curtains, Oklahoma!, Chicago. Tours: Annie, A Chorus Line (Europe), Spamalot (Germany), Chicago (Japan). Outside the cellblock, Jenn is a digital artist & retoucher. www.thepixelcake.com
KELCY ANN GRIFFIN(Annie)
Broadway: Bullets Over Broadway. National Tours: Memphis, Dreamgirls. TV: "Power" (Starz), "Blue Bloods" (CBS). Love to Mom, Dad, John and Nicholas. Thanks to Judy Boals Inc. and Duncan Stewart Casting.
ADAM JEPSEN(Bailiff/Court Clerk)
Adam Jepsen is 'jazzed' to be doing Chicago. Broadway: Cinderella (Original Broadway Cast). Tour: Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow). Regional: MUNY, Ogunquit Playhouse. BFA: Penn State University. Gratitude: Duncan Stewart & Co. and the Chicago creative team. For Rosie. www.AdamJepsen.com
J. LOEFFELHOLZ(Standby Mary Sunshine)
J.Loeffelholz is thrilled to be a part of this amazing production for the past 19 years. Original revival cast (Richard Rodgers, Shubert, Ambassador theatres). Many thanks to everyone!!
Broadway credits: Fosse; Once Upon a Mattress; Hello, Dolly! (with Channing). Also, Oh, Kay!; Encores! Golden Boy; Radio City productions, South Pacific.
PETER NELSON(Harry/Martin Harrison)
Broadway: Cinderella (Tree Giant). Favorite shows include Joseph..., Aida, A Chorus Line. Performed with Odyssey Dance Theatre, BYU and Holland America. Thanks to The Mine, Duncan, Beret, Steve. @Peter_A_Nelson
BRIAN O'BRIEN(Fred Casely)
Broadway: Promises, Promises; The Pirate Queen; Beauty and the Beast; Annie Get Your Gun; Steel Pier. International tour: Spamalot. Signature Theatre: Kander & Ebb's The Visit.
Denny Pashcall is excited to return to Chicago. Credits include: Beauty and the Beast, Shrek, Anyone Can Whistle, Sondheim: The Birthday Concert. Love to my families in Denver and LA. Special thanks to Haven and Hudson -- you guys are the best.
Thrilled to be back! Chicago B'way: u/s Roxie/Velma (played), Kitty, Annie. Recently: TUTS Victor/Victoria (Norma), Goodspeed Damn Yankees (Lola). Favorite credits: Wicked (Elphaba u/s-played), Follies, Hugh Jackman in Performance. www.angelreda.com
JASON PATRICK SANDS(Doctor/The Judge)
Broadway: A Chorus Line (Don), Legally Blonde, The Producers. National Tour: Chicago (Billy Flynn). Film and television: Kinsey, The Producers, "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Much love and thanks to Mom and Dad, Mamaw and Papaw.
MICHAEL SCIRROTTO(The Jury)
NY: Camelot, Lincoln Center. Nat'l Tours: A Chorus Line, West Side Story. Regional: Paper Mill; Goodspeed; Barrington Stage; Maltz & Northern Stage. International: Tokyo Disney. Proud Graduate of Dreyfoos S.O.A. & New World S.O.A.
Brian Spitulnik holds a BFA from the University of Michigan and a MFA from Columbia University. Winner of the Hopwood Award for Nonfiction, Brian is the author of McSweeney's "The Chorus Boy Chronicles;" "A Good Boy;" "Angels, Twice Descending" and "Hollywood and Vine," a new TV drama.
Tonya Wathen has dance captained or assisted on the national tours of Jersey Boys; Sweet Charity; Chicago and Hello, Dolly!. Nat'l Tour credits: Beauty and the Beast, Chicago (Roxie), We Will Rock You. TV: "VH1 Divas Live" and FX's "Rescue Me."
LARA SEIBERT YOUNG(Go-To-Hell Kitty)
Lara is thrilled to be joining this incredible show! Broadway: Pippin, Big Fish, A Christmas Story, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Young Frankenstein. Thanks to Duncan Stewart casting and Frontier. For my husband, Andrew.
ANDREW FITCH(Sergeant Fogarty)
Pippin (Broadway, A.R.T.); Spamalot (Broadway); Jack Cole Project (Queens Theatre); Follies, Girl Crazy (Encores!); Fosse Project (Toronto); Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Tours: Billy Elliot, Spamalot.