Photo of drag star Jinkx Monsoon on ‘Good Morning America’
They’re all that jazz! Chicago stars Jinkx Monsoon, Charlotte d’Amboise, and Lana Gordon sat down with Good Morning America over the weekend to discuss the impact that Monsoon has made starring in the long-running on Broadway.
“The Broadway community is coming to re-see Chicago, they’ve all seen it but they’re coming back, plus a younger crowd that had never seen it are coming. So it’s packed every night, it’s filled with joy, and Jinkx has brought that to the show,” d’Amboise, who played Roxie, shared.
Gordon, who plays Velma, went on to discuss the crowds at the stage door, many of which came to see Monsoon but are now “hooked” after their first Broadway experience.
Monsoon, who makes history as the first drag queen to play the role of Matron ‘Mama’ Morton on Broadway, discussed being welcomed into the Chicago family, which has been running for over 25 years. She is best known for winning the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and the seventh season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, becoming the first person to win two seasons of the show across its iterations.
“It’s just so easy to perform in this cast because it is like a family and everyone told me that coming in. People come back to the show time and time again. People come back just because they miss the rest of the family,” Monsoon discussed.
Watch the full interview here!