Monday, February 16, 2009

Tom Wopat Returns to Broadway's "Chicago-The Musical" Feb. 16th

One of my old TV heroes has become a Broadway mainstay. Who knew back in the old Dukes of Hazzard days that Tom Wopat was a great singer! After a disappointing run in the flop A Catered Affair, he returns to Broadway in a role he's very familiar with, slick lawyer Billy Flynn in "Chicago". He's played the role in this ongoing long run several times. He joins a cast that includes Charlotte d'Amboise as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Carol Woods as Matron "Mama" Morton, Scott Davidson as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.
Tom Wopat received Tony nominations for his performances in A Catered Affair and in the Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun (opposite Bernadette Peters). He has also appeared on Broadway in I Love My Wife, City of Angels, Guys and Dolls, Chicago, 42nd Street and Glengarry Glen Ross. Perhaps best known for his seven-season run on "The Dukes of Hazzard," Wopat has released several albums with CBS and Capitol Records. His latest disc is entitled "Dissertation on the State of Bliss."
Chicago won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical in 1997 as well as awards for actors Bebe Neuwirth and James Naughton, director Walter Bobbie, lighting designer Ken Billington and choreographer Ann Reinking. The original production was directed and choreographed by the late Bob Fosse.
Chicago plays the Ambassador Theatre, located at 215 West 49th Street.
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