Grammy-winning singer, acclaimed actress and Music World/Columbia Records artist Michelle Williams has landed the coveted role of murderous chorus girl Roxie Hart in the enormously popular West End production of “Chicago The Musical.”
Michelle will appear at the Cambridge Theatre (Earlham Street, Seven Dials, London WC2) during a limited six-week engagement running from July 13 through August 23.
Ticket information for Michelle Williams’ “Chicago” performances may be found at: www.chicagothemusical.com/uk_site
“It’s a real thrill to be given the opportunity to play Roxie Hart in the West End’s spectacular production of ‘Chicago,'” said Michelle Williams. “She’s one of the greatest characters in the history of musical theater and it’s both a challenge and a lot of fun to bring her to life on-stage. I hope that everyone who comes to the show enjoys it as much as I do.”
“Michelle is a prime example of an all-round entertainer,” says Mathew Knowles, President & C.E.O. of Music World Entertainment. “She has enjoyed many successes as a music artist and now theatre goers are going to experience her far reaching talents once again.
Chicago is the seventh longest-running show in Broadway history and longest-running Broadway musical revival ever. The West End production which opened in November 1997 and won the 1998 Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical is the longest running Broadway musical ever to play in London.
As one of the few African-American actresses to play Roxie Hart and the first in the West End’s 12-year-run, Michelle Williams joins an illustrious roster of previous stars including Ruthie Henshall, Brooke Shields, Tina Arena, Denise Van Outen, Ashlee Simpson, Lisa Rinna, Robin Givens, Melanie Griffith and Bebe Neuwirth.