Max von Essen Joins 'Chicago' As Billy Flynn Beginning November 6

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The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Tony Award nominee Max von Essen in the role of “Billy Flynn” beginning Monday, November 6, 2023 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC).

The current cast of Chicago features Charlotte d’Amboise as Roxie Hart, Kimberly Marable as Velma Kelly, Ryan Silverman as Billy Flynn, Lili Thomas as Matron “Mama” Morton, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. The cast also includes David Bushman, Christine Cornish, Jennnifer Dunne, Jessica Ernest, Jeff Gorti, Arian Keddell, Mary Claire King, Marty Lawson, Joseph London, Barrett Martin, Sharon Moore, Drew Nellessen, Denny Paschall, Khori Michele Petinaud, Angel Reda, Jermaine R. Rembert, Michael Scirrotto, and Colt Adam Weiss.

About Max von Essen

Max von Essen is a Tony, Drama Desk, and Grammy nominated performer best known for his role as Henri Baurel in An American in Paris. Other Broadway: AnastasiaEvitaDance of the VampiresJesus Christ Superstar, and Les Misérables (revival and closing company of original). Tours: FalsettosXanaduChicago. TV/Film: “Family Guy”, “The Blacklist”, “Law & Order: SVU”, “Elementary”, “Boardwalk Empire”, “The Good Wife”, “Royal Pains”, “Gossip Girl”, Sex and the City 2Submissions Only. Recordings: Call Me Old Fashioned (solo album), An American in ParisEvitaDRAG: The MusicalDeath Takes a HolidayFinian's Rainbow. @maxizpad

Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Tony Award winner Ann ReinkingChicago features set design by Tony Award winner John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, sound design by Tony Award winner Scott Lehrer, casting by ARC/Duncan Stewart, CSA & Patrick Maravilla and Executive Producer Alecia Parker.

Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids.

Ticket Information

Tickets are available in person at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W 49th St). Box office hours are Monday through Saturday 10am-8:30pm, Sunday 12pm-7:30pm. Tickets are also available at