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Jinkx Monsoon to return to ‘Chicago’ for limited time

The two-time “RuPaul’s Drag Race” winner will play the role of Matron “Mama” Morton again.

Jinkx Monsoon as Matron “Mama” Morton in “Chicago,” 2023 (Credit: Jeremy Daniel)

Jinkx Monsoon is scheduled to return to Broadway’s “Chicago.” Monsoon will assume the role of Matron “Mama” Morton on June 27 for 20 performances through July 12 at the Ambassador Theatre. 

Monsoon made her Broadway debut as Mama Morton on Jan. 16, 2023. She played a 10-week run in the role. 

“Most of my life, and my entire artistic career — I have known the roles I would play well, but I also knew the industry was not yet giving actors like me the chance to prove it,” Monsoon said in a statement. “Over the last decade, I, and queer artists like myself have been chipping away at the antiquated ideas of gender and performance — leading to my life changing run as Mama Morton in ‘Chicago.’ During that one 10-week run, I learned so much about my craft and myself — and I cannot wait to take all of that back into this role and show. I am still just a kid, in shock and awe of this wonderful world I get to be a part of."

The current cast of “Chicago” features Ariana Madix as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Max von Essen as Billy Flynn, Lili Thomas as Matron “Mama” Morton, Red Concepción as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. The company also includes Eddie Bennett, Max Clayton, Kristine Covillo, Jennnifer Dunne, Jessica Ernest, Jeff Gorti, Arian Keddell, Mary Claire King, Marty Lawson, Joseph London, Sharon Moore, Drew Nellessen, Kristen Faith Oei, Denny Paschall, Angel Reda, Jermaine R. Rembert, Michael Scirrotto and Colt Adam Weiss.

“Chicago” is produced by Fran and Barry Weissler.