Paulo Szot Joins 'Chicago' Broadway Cast

Tony Award-winner and opera star Paulo Szot will join the Broadway production of Chicago in the role of Billy Flynn at the Ambassador Theatre.

Szot will join the cast the same evening as singer, actress and TV sensation Erika Jayne, Broadway’s next Roxie Hart, on Monday, January 6 for a four-week run through January 31st. He returns to the company for a nine-week run, March 16 to May 19.

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Paulo Szot made his Broadway debut as Emile de Becque in Lincoln Center Theater’sSouth Pacific in 2008and won a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Theatre World Award for his performance.He has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, Scala di Milano, Paris Opera, Teatro Real (Madrid), Barbican and SouthBank Center (London), Carnegie Hall, NYPhil, NY Pops.Recent roles include Higgins inMy Fair Lady(São Paulo), Peron in Evita (Sydney & Melbourne), Escamillo in Carmen (Munich), Almaviva in Marriage of Figaro(Aix-en-Provence), Germont in Traviata (São Paulo),Don Giovanni(Washington),Onegin (Melbourne).This season: Sharpless in Madama Butterfly (Metropolitan Opera), The Celebrant in Bernstein’s Mass (Ravinia), Danilo in Merry Widow (Rome).His upcoming appearances includeStreet Scene(Monte Carlo), Cosi fan Tutte (Paris), Chicago (São Paulo).

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