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Pose Star Angelica Ross Makes History With Role In Broadway's Chicago

Congratulations to Pose star Angelica Ross, who is set to make her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago.

This is a historical moment because with Angelica playing Roxie in it's 25th year on Broadway, she will become the first trans woman to play the role on Broadway.

The Broadway show centers around Roxie Hart, as she avoids conviction for the murder of her on-the-side lover. Hart hires a criminal lawyer to transform her devious crime into sensational headlines, tricking the media, the public, and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly.

Numerous celebrities have portrayed Roxie on Broadway including Brandy, Michelle Williams, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars Lisa Rinna and Erika Jayne, and most recently Pamela Anderson.

She joins a growing list of trans actors kicking open the door on Broadway. In 2018, “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” star Peppermint became the first openly trans woman to originate a principal role on Broadway, starring in the Go-Go’s jukebox musical “Head Over Heels.” This spring, L Morgan Lee made history as the first openly transgender person to be nominated and go on to win a Tony Award for her work as a featured actress in the musical “A Strange Loop.”

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