Angelica Ross is making history with her Broadway debut as the first transgender lead role in a musical revival Chicagowill premiere on September 12.
From September to November, Ross will appear as Roxie Hart for eight weeks only. According to Playbill, her first show will be at Ambassador Her Theater in New York City.
Known for her breakthrough role as Candy Ferocity in the Emmy-nominated breakthrough series Pause as Nurse Rita american horror storyRoss takes on Roxy after Pamela Anderson played as the same character in her own limited run earlier this year.
Anthony Allen Ramos, Vice President of Communications & Talent at GLAAD, said, “Chicago’s Roxie Hart is one of the most famous, iconic and beloved characters in Broadway history, and Angelica. A true talent like 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 a trans woman of color currently starring on Broadway,” Ramos said.
L. Morgan Lee is the first black trans woman to be nominated for a Tony Award strange loop.
Playbill says Ross will join a small group of out-trans performers to land a lead role on Broadway. EvilAlexandra Billings of head over heels“Peppermint, and straight White maleof Kate Bornstein.
In addition to her Broadway debut, she released her first music video and single “Only You” in June this year. In all these arts and entertainment projects, she has been both an organizer and a talented businesswoman, serving as President of Miss Ross, Inc., and the LGBTQ+ talent working as a founder of TransTech Social Enterprises. I’m here.
“We must focus on creating an environment where institutions and workplaces are not only safe for trans people, but also safe people for trans people to go to for support,” Ross wrote in an essay. people last year. The 41-year-old continued, “There have been so many setbacks in the trans community, but I am happy to see the victories we have had. Thing.”