Isaac Mizrahi Makes Broadway Acting Debut in Chicago November 7 | Playbill

Broadway News Isaac Mizrahi Makes Broadway Acting Debut in Chicago November 7

The long-running, Tony-winning revival at the Ambassador Theatre also welcomes the return of Charlotte d’Amboise and Ryan Silverman.

Isaac Mizrahi
Isaac Mizrahi Gregg Richards

Fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi, who has also played cabaret engagements at New York's Café Carlyle, makes his Broadway acting debut in the Tony-winning revival of Chicago November 7.

Mizrahi, who previously designed the costumes for Broadway revivals of The Threepenny Opera, Barefoot in the Park, and The Women, plays put-upon husband Amos Hart through November 26 at the Ambassador Theatre. Mizrahi has also directed productions of A Little Night Music and The Magic Flute for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis.

Charlotte d'Amboise and Ryan Silverman
Charlotte d'Amboise and Ryan Silverman

November 7 also welcomes the return of two-time Tony nominee Charlotte d’Amboise (A Chorus Line, Jerome Robbins' Broadway) and Drama Desk nominee Ryan Silverman (Side Show, Passion) to the roles of Roxie Hart and Billy Flynn, respectively.

The current cast of Chicago also features Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Charity Angél Dawson as Matron “Mama” Morton, and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

The ensemble includes David Bushman, 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, Jermaine R. Rembert, Rachel Schur, Michael Scirrotto, Christine Cornish Smith, and Brian Spitulnik.

The revival of Chicago began life as one of the three annual Encores! presentations offered by City Center. The musical opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre November 14, 1996, where it remained through February 1997. The musical transferred to the Shubert Theatre, and played that house through January 26, 2003. The revival reopened at the Ambassador Theatre January 29 that year.

READ: Cast Recording of Broadway's Chicago Revival Will Be Reissued on Vinyl

Since its debut in 1996, Chicago has played in 36 countries and been seen by 33 million people worldwide. It is now the second-longest running show in Broadway history (after The Phantom of the Opera).

READ: How the Chicago Costumes Have Evolved Over 25 Years

With a book by the late Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Ebb, Chicago features direction by Walter Bobbie, choreography by the late Ann Reinking, set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington, sound design by Scott Lehrer, and casting by Stewart/Whitley.

The current production, produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical in 1997 as well as awards for actors Bebe Neuwirth and James Naughton, director Bobbie, lighting designer Billington, and Reinking. The original production was directed and choreographed by the late Fosse.

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