Subsequent month, the main function of fame-hungry murderess Roxie Hart will be played by Angelica Ross, the manufacturing introduced Thursday. Ross would be the first out transgender actress to step into Roxie’s T-strap shoes on Broadway, in line with the Hollywood Reporter, and one of many first trans girls to play a number one function on Broadway.
Ross is greatest recognized for her function as Sweet Ferocity, a younger trans lady who repeatedly competed in New York’s ballroom scene, on the Emmy-winning collection “Pose.” The FX drama featured the biggest forged of trans actors on a TV collection, retailers reported forward of its 2018 premiere.
Together with her casting, Ross joins a small however formidable group of Black trans girls who’ve bowed on Broadway: In 2018, Peppermint of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fame starred within the Go-Go’s musical “Head Over Heels,” and this season, L Morgan Lee earned a Tony nomination for her function in greatest musical winner “A Strange Loop.” The upcoming revival of “1776” can even embrace trans and nonbinary forged members.
CNN has reached out to “Chicago” and reps for Ross for additional remark. The “Pose” star begins performances on September 12, the manufacturing mentioned.