Fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi made his Broadway acting debut November 7, joining the company of Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre as put-upon mechanic husband Amos Hart. See Mizrahi take his first curtain call in the long-running Kander and Ebb musical above.
Mizrahi, whose run in the musical continues through November 26, previously designed costumes for Broadway revivals of The Threepenny Opera, Barefoot in the Park, and The Women, and directed productions of A Little Night Music and The Magic Flute for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis.
November 7 also welcomed 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.
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.