JUNE 13 – 19
Audiences and critics went “Whoopee!” for last season’s thrilling production of Chicago. Following an abbreviated run and early close to the 2021 season, our 2022 season opens with this encore production! Hailed as “Musical Theater Magic,” “Downright Breathtaking” and “Nothing Short of Brilliant,” Chicago was the talk of the town! So, re-start the car and head to Kander and Ebb’s internationally-acclaimed, Tony Award-winning musical about fame, fortune and justice. Merry murderesses Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly await!
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Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins / Script adaptation by David Thompson
Originally from Australia, Sarah is beyond excited to be back at The Muny revisiting this iconic role and glorious production from last season. Sarah also played Velma in Chicago at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre with Denis Jones as director and is always honored and thrilled to be working with Denis, especially on this dream show of hers!
Other USA highlights include the first national tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Cherry Sundae), a 2016 A Chorus Line (Cassie) at The Hollywood Bowl opposite Mario Lopez, and her first production at The Muny, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway in 2018. Sarah spent many years in Germany in productions of Cabaret (Sally Bowles), West Side Story (Anita), 9 to 5 (Doralee), Flashdance (Gloria) and lastly Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Esmeralda) with director Scott Schwartz and choreographer Chase Brock.
J. Harrison Ghee
is honored to be returning to The Muny playing Velma Kelly. Many thanks to family, friends, and his agency Nicolosi & Co. for continued love and support.
Muny: Kinky Boots (Lola). Broadway/International tour: Kinky Boots (Lola/Swing), Mrs. Doubtfire (Andre Mayem). Regional: The Color Purple (Ensemble), The Sting (Johnny Hooker). Television: High Maintenance (Charles), Raising Dion (Kwame). Industrial: Tokyo Disney Sea’s Big Band Beat, Norwegian Cruise Line. Proud graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NY).
Matron “Mama” Morton
Muny: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, 42nd Street, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Billy Elliot. Broadway: Side Show (Tony nomination, Drama League Award), The Cher Show, Prince of Broadway, Jekyll & Hyde, The Full Monty, James Joyce’s The Dead, Dinner at Eight (Outer Critics Circle nomination), Billy Elliot (BroadwayWorld Award). Off-Broadway: Picnic (Drama Desk nomination), Jerry Springer: The Opera (Carnegie Hall), Fiorello!; No Strings, Pardon My English, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (all for NY City Center Encores!). She has sung leading roles at Manhattan Theatre Club, WPA Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout Theatre Company, York Theatre, Paramount Theatre at Madison Square Garden. Regional: The Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Long Wharf, Old Globe, Goodspeed, Bucks County Playhouse, Virginia Rep and many others. She has sung with symphonies around the globe and her numerous recordings may be found at Amazon.com.
James T. Lane
is from Philadelphia. Muny: Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Sebastian), The Wiz (Tin Man). West End: The Scottsboro Boys, A Chorus Line (Revival at Palladium Theatre). Broadway: Kiss Me, Kate (Paul), King Kong the Musical, The Scottsboro Boys (Ozie Powell/Ruby Bates), Chicago and A Chorus Line (Richie Walters). National Tour: Ain’t Too Proud (Paul Williams), Jersey Boys, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Fame The Musical. Regional: Guys and Dolls (Nicely-Nicely, Virginia Stage Company), Mary Poppins (Bert, Drury Lane Theatre), The Wiz (Tin Man, Broadway at Music Circus and The Old Globe), A.C.T and Dallas Theater Center). Encores! Off-Center: Promenade, Grand Hotel, Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope. Concerts: Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops, Ottawa Symphony and many more.
The Muny: 1776 (Ben Franklin, 2019) and Gypsy (Herbie, 2018). Broadway: It Shoulda Been You, Elf, Baby, It’s You; Caroline, or Change; A Class Act, Victor/Victoria and Les Misérables. National Tour: Titanic and Falsettos. Off-Broadway: Popcorn Falls (Davenport), A Letter to Harvey Milk (Theatre Row), Peer Gynt (CSC), Wings (Second Stage), Make Me a Song: The Music of William Finn and The Immigrant (New World Stages), Merrily We Roll Along (York). Regional: The Flamingo Kid (Hartford Stage), Fiddler on the Roof (Goodspeed, Connecticut Critics Circle Award/Best Actor), Rags (Goodspeed), The Chosen (Barrington Stage), My Name is Asher Lev (Arden), Merrily We Roll Along (Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration). Television: We Crashed, FBI: Most Wanted, The Bite, The Good Fight, Elementary, Unforgettable, The Americans, The Sopranos, Law & Order (all) and Oz.
is beyond thrilled to return to The Muny. Muny credits include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Philia), 1776 (Martha Jefferson) and West Side Story (Maria). Other credits include The Phantom of the Opera (Christine Daaé, Broadway), Les Misérables (Cosette, Broadway, national tour), The King and I (Broadway, tour, Lyric Opera of Chicago), The Fantasticks (Luisa, off-Broadway), She Loves Me (Amalia, Signature Theatre), Gold Mountain (Mei, Utah Shakespeare Festival), A Christmas Carol (Fan, McCarter Theatre) and Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown, Sacramento Music Circus). Concert/symphony work: Alice Tully Hall, The Town Hall, NY Pops at Carnegie Hall, Houston Symphony, American Pops Orchestra, Kaohsiung Symphony and The Boston Pops with Maestro Keith Lockhart. Her TV/Film credits include The Michael J. Fox Show, Yield, Mia and The Cactus. Ali has a BA in psychology from Yale University, is a proud Filipina American and member of Actors’ Equity.
is very excited to return to The Muny with Chicago! A veteran of nine Muny productions and a recipient of the St. Louis Theater Circle Award, Denis is also a two-time Tony Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominee. His work has been seen in the Broadway productions of Tootsie, Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn and Honeymoon in Vegas. Other recent credits: Chasing Rainbows (Paper Mill Playhouse), A Chorus Line (Signature Theatre), Eurydice (Metropolitan Opera), The Flamingo Kid (Hartford Stage), Call Me Madam, Paint Your Wagon (NY City Center Encores!), How to Succeed… (Kennedy Center) and The Music Man (Goodman Theatre).
is thrilled to return to The Muny and this incredible production of Chicago. Past Muny productions include Hairspray, Legally Blonde, The Little Mermaid, Meet Me In St. Louis, All Shook Up and Young Frankenstein, as well as several Muny Magic concerts at The Sheldon. Broadway: Music Director for Pippin, Next to Normal, Godspell and Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. Other Broadway credits include Legally Blonde (Associate Conductor). National tours: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Grease. He most recently served as Music Consultant/Vocal Coach for the NBC series Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. Concert appearances include shows with Brooke Shields, Frankie Avalon, Juan Pablo Di Pace, Dana Reeve, Emily Skinner, Billy Porter, Carol Woods and Ken Page.
is thrilled to be back at The Muny! He is a Texas native, MFA graduate from the University of Oklahoma, and has lived in NYC for 12+ years. He has been the Associate to Denis Jones for 10 years and together they have collaborated on Broadway, across the country and internationally on over 40+ productions. Broadway: Honeymoon in Vegas, Holiday Inn, Sunset Boulevard and Tootsie. Regional: Goodspeed, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Kennedy Center, Dallas Theater Center, TUTS and Williamstown Theatre Festival. In 2014 and 2016 he was featured on the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and can also be seen in the 73rd Annual Tony Awards! Barry is co-founder of Broadway Imagined – a virtual studio bringing Broadway caliber classes to the homes of dancers and fans of musical theatre.
Approx. Run Time : 1 hour 55 minutes with 15 minute intermission.