BROADWAY CAST

CHARLOTTE D’AMBOISE
(Roxie Hart)
She is thrilled to be revisiting her role as Roxie Hart in Chicago in which she won the  Ovations Award, the Drama Critics Award, and the Bay Area Theatre Award for best actress in a musical.  She has been nominated for two Tony Awards for Cassie in A Chorus Line and Jerome Robbins Broadway. Most recently she played Fastrada in Pippin (Outer Critics nomination and  the Fred Astaire Award). Other Bway credits include Damn Yankees ( Fred Astaire Award), Sweet Charity (Fred Astaire Award), Contact, Company, Song & Dance, and CATS. She starred in the films Every Little Step and Frances Ha, and has appeared in “Law & Order." She and her Husband Terrence Mann, run a musical theatre intensive for teens interested in pursuing a career in the Arts at TRIPLEARTS.COM.
LANA GORDON
(Velma Kelly)
Lana is thrilled and blessed to return to Broadway and share the stage with such talented and professional people! Lana was part of the original The Lion King cast (u/s Nala/Shenzi) on Broadway and the revival of Jesus Christ Superstar (Soul Sister). During the past ten years she has been performing all over Europe in various shows such as Chicago (Velma), Sister Act (Deloris), Tarzan (Kala), West Side Story (Anita), Carmen Cubana (Carmen) and at Jazz at Lincoln Center in Qatar (guest vocalist). Special thanks to Gregory, Tanya, Rob and all of my family and friends who have supported me. Stay in touch and follow me at IG: lanajeangordon and FB: Lana Gordon. Mom, look what God has done. I know you’re watching me! Blessings Always!
TONY YAZBECK
(Billy Flynn)
Broadway: Finding Neverland, On the Town (Tony, OCC, Drama League noms.; Astaire Award winner), Chicago, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Gypsy (w/ Patti LuPone; OCC nom.), A Chorus Line, Oklahoma!, Never Gonna Dance, Gypsy (w/ Tyne Daly). Off-Broadway: Fanny Hill (York Theater), Encores!: Little Me, On the Town, The Apple Tree, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Pardon My English. Starred in Kiss Me, Kate at the Royal Albert Hall in London. TV/Film: “Billions,” “Smash,” the feature documentary Every Little Step. One man show: The Floor Above Me. www.tonyyazbeck.net
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 Yvette Williams is delighted to join Chicago! Last seen in Show Boat (Queenie), NY Philharmonic. Broadway: A Night With Janis Joplin (Aretha, Joplinaire), The Gershwins’ 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. Order her CDs @ www.natashayvettewilliams.com. Follow her on Instagram @NaTashaYvetteWilliams.
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)
B’way: Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Smile, Merrily We Roll Along, Gypsy. Tours: Chicago (Velma), Evita (Eva). Favorite role: Cleve’s wife. Favorite production: Daughter Jacqueline.
NICOLE BRIDGEWATER
(Liz)
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.
JENNIFER DUNNE
(Swing)
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
ROBYN HURDER
(Mona)
Thrilled to be back! Broadway: Nice Work If You Can Get It (Jeannie), Grease (Marty), Wedding Singer, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Tours: A Chorus Line (Cassie), Spamalot, Starlight Express.
JAMES T. LANE
(Harry/Martin Harrison)
B’way & West End: Scottsboro Boys, A Chorus Line. Tours: Jersey Boys, Cinderella, Fame. Regional: Kiss Me, Kate; Once on This Island, The Wiz. Concerts: Carnegie Hall with NY Pops, Ottawa Symphony.
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!!
BARRETT MARTIN
(Bailiff/Court Clerk)
Barrett Martin has an extensive career in NYC encompassing 9 Broadway shows, multiple tours, various TV/Film. Thanks to Rikky @ The Hybrid, and endless support of friends and family. www.barrett-martin.com. Follow on Instagram: @brrttmrtn.
GABRIELLE MCCLINTON
(Annie)
Broadway: Pippin (Leading Player u/s). 1st National Tour: Pippin (Leading Player), American Idiot (Whatsername). Carnegie Mellon grad. For mom & dad, Jarin, Katie, & my munchkin. www.gabriellemcclintononline.com
SHARON MOORE
(Swing)
Broadway credits: Fosse; Once Upon a Mattress; Hello, Dolly! (with Channing). Also, Oh, Kay!; Encores! Golden Boy; Radio City productions, South Pacific.
PETER NELSON
(Sergeant Fogarty)
B’way: Cinderella (Tree Giant). Favorite shows: Joseph…, Aida, A Chorus Line. Performed with Odyssey Dance Theatre, BYU, 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 PASCHALL
(Aaron)
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.
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 LineWest 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
(Swing)
Brian Spitulnik is a writer, actor, producer and co-founder of 85th Street Productions. BFA University of Michigan, MFA Columbia University. His latest project: Henry, a sci-fi fantasy film. 85thStreetProductions.com
TONYA WATHEN
(Hunyak)
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."
CHRYSSIE WHITEHEAD
(Go-To-Hell-Kitty)
Broadway: Company with Neal Patrick Harris (Kathy), A Chorus Line (Kristine). Film: Every Little Step, Revenge of the Bridesmaids. Television: "Grey's Anatomy," "The Mentalist," "Private Practice" (recurring) and more.  www.chryssiewhitehead.com

CREATIVES

 
JOHN KANDER AND FRED EBB
Music; Book/Lyrics
The John Kander and Fred Ebb collaboration of four decades has created what many would consider Broadway standards and contemporary classics: Flora the Red Menace, Cabaret (Tony Award), The Happy Time, Zorba, 70 Girls 70, Chicago, The Act, Woman of the Year (Tony Award, Best Score), The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award, Best Score) and Steel Pier. Their collaboration also transferred itself to movies and television as they wrote original material for the Academy Awards, "Liza with a Z" (Emmy Award), HBO's "Liza Minelli's Stepping Out" (Emmy Award), Funny Lady (Oscar Nominated for "How Lucky Can You Get"), Lucky Lady, New York, New York, Stepping Out and Chicago (Oscar nominated for Best Song). In the mid 80's the song "New York New York" becoming the official anthem of New York City. At the time of the unfortunate death of Mr. Ebb, Kander and Ebb had several projects in different stages of completion waiting in the wings: The Visit, All About Us, Curtains and Minstrel Show. Life goes on.

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BOB FOSSE
Co-Author, Original Director, and Choreographer
A director, choreographer, dancer, and actor for films and stage, Fosse was especially famous for his innovative and spectacular staging, with the emphasis on exhilarating dance sequences. Bob Fosse began his career in Chicago where he studied ballet, tap, and acrobatic dance from an early age. While still a teenager, he performed with a partner as the Riff Brothers in vaudeville and burlesque theatres. After graduating from high school in 1945, he spent two years in the U.S. Navy before moving to New York and studying acting at the American Theatre Wing. He then toured in the chorus of various productions before making his Broadway debut in the musical revue Dance Me a Song. As a dancer, he performed in two long-running musicals,Call Me Mister and Make Mine Manhattan, followed by such Hollywood films as Give a Girl a Break and Kiss Me Kate. As a choreographer, his first show-stopping number was "Steam Heat" from The Pajama Game. This he followed with such hits as Damn Yankees with Gwen Verdon, Bells Are Ringing with Judy Holiday, New Girl in Town again with Gwen Verdon, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying with Robert Morse. He began his career as a director and choreographer with Redhead with Gwen Verdon, Little Me with Sid Caesar, and two more Gwen Verdon musicals, Sweet Charity and CHICAGO. He also staged the innovative musical smash Pippin, the highly successful dance revue Dancin', and the 1986 musical Big Deal. For the screen, Fosse directed the films Sweet Charity with Shirley MacLaine, All That Jazz with Roy Scheider, Lenny with Dustin Hoffman, Star 80 with Eric Roberts, and, most spectacularly, Cabaret with Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey. In 1973, Bob Fosse had the distinction of winning the three highest awards in three different media. He won a Tony Award for the musical Pippin, an Oscar for the film Cabaret, and an Emmy Award for the television special "Liza With a Z". In 1960, he married his third wife, Gwen Verdon. From that union came his only child, a daughter Nicole. During the Washington D.C. run of one of his most successful shows, Sweet Charity, he died of a heart attack. This occurred shortly before the curtain went up on the night of September 23, 1987.
 
WALTER BOBBIE
Director
Walter Bobbie directed Bright Star, Venus in Fur, The Landing, Golden Age, School for Lies, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Chicago, The Submission,The Savannah Disputation, New Jerusalem, High Fidelity, The Other Woman, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Sweet Charity, Twentieth Century, Footloose, Durang Durang, For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls and A Grand Night For Singing. He was artistic director of City Center Encores! where he also directed Fiorello!; Chicago; Tenderloin; Golden Boy; No, No, Nanette; and Zorba!, as well as the Carnegie Hall concerts of South Pacific and Carousel. Mr. Bobbie previously served for 12 years on the Board of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. He is the recipient of Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Tony Awards.
 
ANN REINKING
Choreographer
Ann Reinking has received the 1997 Tony Award, Best Choreography for CHICAGO, as well as the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Astaire, and NY Drama Critics Awards. Other credits include Director, co-choreographer for Fosse (1998 Tony Award for Best Musical); Tony nominations for her leading performances in Dancin' and Goodtime Charlie; recipient of the Theatre World, Clarence Derwent and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her work as Maggie in Over Here! Film credits: All That Jazz; Annie; Micki and Maude and Movie, Movie. Recent choreography credits include Suite Kander for Missouri State Ballet, Ritmo & Ruido for Ballet Hispanico, Lengends for Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, The Threepenny Opera for Williamstown Theatre Festival, Nilsson/schmillson for Seattle's Spectrum Dance Theatre, "Bye Bye Birdie" for ABC-TV, national tour revival of Applause. She is the recipient of the Drama League Award for Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre 1999, Musical Hall of Fame Award 1999, Dance Library of Israel Award 1998, Distinguished Artist Award 1998, School of American Ballet Artistic Achievement Award 1997, National Art Club Award for Service to the Arts 1995, and the Governor's Award-Ambassador of the Arts for the state of Florida 1994.
 
JOHN LEE BEATTY
Set Design
Broadway: A Delicate Balance, The Heiress, The Sisters Rosensweig, The Most Happy Fella, Burn This, Penn And Teller, Ain't Misbehavin', Tally's Folly, Fifth Of July, Crimes Of The Heart, Baby, and Anna Christie, among many others. Off-Broadway: Sylvia, The Cryptogram, The Destiny Of Me, The Substance Of Fire, The Road To Mecca, Song Of Singapore, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, A Life In The Theatre, 20 seasons at MTC and Circle Rep. Major regional theatres, film opera and TV. Recipient of Tony, Obie, Drama Desk and Outer Critics' Circle Awards. Graduate: Brown and Yale.
 
WILLIAM IVEY LONG
Costume Designer
For Kander and Ebb - Steel Pier, Cabaret (1998 and 2014 revivals), Curtains, and Chicago now in its 20th year on Broadway.  Other Broadway credits include On The Twentieth Century; Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella; The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Grey Gardens; The Producers; The Boy from Oz; Hairspray; Contact; Cabaret; The Music Man; Annie Get Your Gun; Swing; Smokey Joe’s Café; Crazy for You; Guys and Dolls; A Christmas Carol; Lend Me a Tenor; Nine.  Mr. Long has designed 70 Broadway shows, has been nominated for 15 Tony Awards, and has won 6 times. He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2005 and was elected Chairman of The American Theatre Wing in June 2012. www.williamiveylong.com.
 
KEN BILLINGTON
Lighting Design
Almost 100 Broadway shows including Chaplin; Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway; The Scottsboro Boys; [title of show]; White Christmas; Drowsy Chaperone; Footloose; Sweeney Todd; Sondheim on Sondheim; Side by Side by Sondheim; Sunday in the Park With George (’08); Chicago (Tony Award); Annie (’97); Hello, Dolly! (’95); Fiddler on the Roof (’76, ’81, ’90). Tours include 9 to 5, High School Musical, Annie. Other: Riverdance (lighting supervisor), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (’79-’06), “Smash” for NBC, SeaWorld Parks’ One Ocean and Shamu Celebration, Tavern on the Green (’14). Awards: Tony, Drama Deck, Outer Critics, Lumen, Ace.
 
SCOTT LEHRER
Sound Design
Broadway: Angels In America, My Favorite Year, Once On This Island, The Most Happy Fella, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Heidi Chronicles, Prelude To A Kiss, I Hate Hamlet. Recent work: A Fair Country at Lincoln Center and ENCORES!, Fiorello!, Lady in the Dark and all 1995 and '96 Encores! productions at City Center. Off-B'way: Hapgood, Putting It Together, The Last Yankee, Three Hotels, Assassins, Isn't it Romantic?, The Substance Of Fire, Geniuses and Terra Nova.
 
RALPH BURNS
Orchestrations
CHICAGO, Little Me, Funny Girl, Golden Boy, Pippin and Sweet Charity. Film credits include Academy Awards for Cabaret and All That Jazz. Won the Italian Oscar for Movie and the Emmy for "Baryshnikov on Broadway."
 
DAVID THOMPSON
Script Adaptation
Projects include the libretto for Steel Pier (1997 Tony nomination), co-conceiving And The World Goes 'round (Drama Desk and Outer Critics' Circle awards), new librettos for the highly successful Off-Broadway and London revivals of Flora, The Red Menace and 70, Girls, 70. Co-created PBS Great Performances "Sondheim - A Celebration at Carnegie Hall" and wrote the recent documentary "Razzle Dazzle."
 
ROB FISHER
Supervising Music Director
Rob Fisher was the original conductor and music director for CHICAGO and its Grammy-Award winning cast album and now supervises all CHICAGO companies worldwide. He has been the music director and conductor of City Center's Tony Award-winning Encores! series since its inception in 1994. Other credits: four seasons of Garrison Kellor's radio broadcasts, numerous concerts at Carnegie Hall, New York City Opera, two evenings in the East Room of the White House, several programs for "PBS Great Performances," guest appearances conducting orchestras around the U.S. and over 20 recordings. Broadway and national tour credits include: Threepenny Opera starring Sting, Me And My Girl, A History Of American Film, A Day In Hollywood/a Night In Ukraine, Little John Jones and Big River.
 
LESLIE STIFELMAN
Musical Director
Highlights: Exec. prod., TV (Peabody Award, "The Music in Me," HBO); conductor (biggest thrill: the Philadelphia Orchestra); music director (Here Lies Jenny, Bebe Neuwirth, Roger Rees, Ann Reinking); pianist (collaborators Alsop, Salerno-Sonnenberg, Upshaw, London Symphony); Grammy-nominated recordings (Angel, Nonesuch, Naxos); music supervisor, films (directors Scorsese, Wilson). Favorite: Carnegie Hall mass choir initiatives for hundreds of NYCHS students and leading worldwide musical theatre initiative: musicalexchange.carnegiehall.org.
 
PETE HOWARD
Dance Music Arranger
Composing, conducting, arranging or pianist credits include My Fair Lady; The Sound Of Music; Carnival; Hello, Dolly!; 1776; Chicago; Annie; Barnum; Baby; My One And Only; Crazy For You; and Swingin' On A Star. Film: Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom, Zelig, 1776, Mame, Annie, and Stepping Out.
 
DAVID HYSLOP
Production Stage Manager
More than 20 Broadway credits including Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Democracy, The Rocky Horror Show, The Blue Room, Jekyll & Hyde, An Ideal Husband and A Few Good Men. Currently: Associate director for the national tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
 
STEPHEN R. GRUSE
Stage Manager
Sixteenth Broadway show (see playbillvault.com for details). Thanks for the job. Everyone. "Life's like a movie. Write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending."
 
MAHLON KRUSE
Stage Manager
Over a dozen Broadway productions including Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Lion King, Man of La Mancha, Oklahoma! and Miss Saigon.
 
MARIAN DEWITT
Assistant Stage Manager
Nineteen tours in 25 years worldwide, including, Broadway: Pippin, In the Heights, Say Goodnight Gracie, The Rocky Horror Show. First national tours: Pippin, Avenue Q, In the Heights, Doubt, Copenhagen, Say Goodnight Gracie, Saturday Night Fever.
 
BARRY & FRAN WEISSLER
Producers
Barry & Fran Weissler are the recipients of seven Tony Awards: Othello starring James Earl Jones and Christopher Plummer; Fiddler on the Roof with Topol; Gypsy with Tyne Daly; Annie Get Your Gun with Bernadette Peters and Reba McEntire; the 2010 revival of La Cage aux Folles with Kelsey Grammer; the 2013 revival of Pippin (currently on tour); and Chicago, the longest-running American musical on both Broadway and the West End. Other Broadway credits include Zorba, My One and Only, Falsettos, Grease, Seussical, Wonderful Town, Sweet Charity and The Scottsboro Boys. Executive producers of Finding Neverland. Their newest hit, Waitress, currently playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, stars Tony winner Jessie Mueller and features an original score by Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles.
 
ALECIA PARKER
Producer
Alecia Parker serves as executive producer of all worldwide productions of Chicago, Pippin, Finding Neverland and Waitress, the new Broadway musical. Currently licensing Once the Musical internationally. Other credits, spanning more than 30 years, include executive producer of La Cage aux Folles, The Scottsboro Boys, Sweet Charity, Wonderful Town, Seussical; associate producer of Annie Get Your Gun, My Thing of Love, Grease, My Fair Lady, Falsettos, Fiddler on the Roof, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Cabaret, Zorba starring Anthony Quinn. She is the proud mother of Michael Parker - Atlantic Records.
 
CITY CENTER'S ENCORES! GREAT AMERICAN MUSICALS IN CONCERT
City Center, a not-for-profit theatre founded in 1943 as Manhattan's first performing arts center is home to many of America's leading dance companies, education programs and popular engagements. The award-winning series Encores! was created in 1994 to revisit rarely-heard scores, of which CHICAGO is one.
 
STEWART/WHITLEY
Casting
Duncan Stewart CSA & Benton Whitley CSA. BROADWAY/NY: The Great Comet, On The Town, Pippin, Chicago The Musical, La Cage Aux Folles, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Carnegie Hall West Side StoryThe Band Wagon, Pageant; WEST END/UK: Thriller Live, Menier Chocolate Factory; TOURS: Finding Neverland, Into the Woods, Once, Shrek, Elf, FlashdanceAnything Goes, Bullets Over Broadway, We Will Rock You; UPCOMING: Prince of Egypt, Back Home Again, Waterfall, August Rush; REGIONAL: American Repertory Theater, The Alley Theatre, Bay Street Theater, Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS), Hollywood Bowl, TheatreWorks, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Royal Caribbean. Casting Associate Andrea Zee CSA & Casting Assistant Danny Dunitz. stewartwhitley.com
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