Anjelica Ross (Photo: Steven Simione with MUZE Magazine)
Heralded and history-making television star Anjelica Ross, best known for her work on Pose and American Horror Story, will make her Broadway debut in the long-running revival of Chicago this September.
Ross will play Roxie Hart in a limited eight-week engagement, running September 12 through November 6. She makes history as the first openly trans woman to play a leading role on Broadway, and joins Wicked‘s Alexandra Billings, A Strange Loop‘s L Morgan Lee, Head Over Heels‘ Peppermint, and Straight White Men‘s Kate Bornstein as one of the few openly trans performers cast in principal roles on Broadway.
From the board room to film and TV sets to Capitol Hill to the music studio, Ross is a leading figure of success and strength in the movement for human rights advocacy focused on transgender and racial equality. A fan favorite on FX’s award-winning hit Pose and Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story: 1984, Ross also recently returned to her love for music with her debut music video and single, “Only You.” Ross has also announced her forthcoming untitled book as she continues to blaze a trail, kick open doors, and build her own table with ample open seats.
Ross is the President of Miss Ross, Inc. and founder of TransTech Social Enterprises, an award-winning program that helps people lift themselves out of poverty through technical training, digital work creating a social impact, resource-sharing and bringing economic empowerment to marginalized communities, with a focus on Black, queer, and trans communities.
With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. It recently celebrated its 25th anniversary on Broadway.
Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, Chicago is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording. Its historic run continues at the Ambassador Theatre.