Tony Award Winner Paulo Szot will return to Chicago as “Billy Flynn” when Performances resume on September 14th at the Ambassador Theatre. Szot joins previously announced Ana Villafañe as Roxie Hart and Bianca Marroquín as Velma Kelly.
Paulo Szot made his Broadway debut as Emile de Becque in Lincoln Center Theater’s South Pacific in 2008 and 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 in My 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), Sharpless in Madama Butterfly (Metropolitan Opera), The Celebrant in Bernstein’s Mass (Ravinia), Danilo in Merry Widow (Rome). His upcoming appearances include Thanksgiving week shows “Una Noche Encantada” at 54 Below, Chicago (São Paulo), New Year’s Eve Concert (Warsaw), La Boheme (Puerto Rico), Elijah/ Mendelssohn (Belo Horizonte).
The cast also includes Tony Award-winner Lillias White as Matron “Mama” Morton, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hartand Ryan Lowe as Mary Sunshine, DavidBushman, Jennifer Dunne, Jessica Ernest, Jeff Gorti, Arian Keddell, Mary Claire King, Joseph London, Barrett Martin, Sharon Moore, Drew Nellessen, Celina Nightengale, Brian O'Brien, Denny Paschall, Angel Reda, Jermaine R. Rembert, Michael Scirrotto, Christine C. Smith and Brian Spitulnik.
With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history. Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, Chicago is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.
Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking, Chicago features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, sound design by Scott Lehrer and casting by Stewart/Whitley.