Amy Spanger, Wendy Williams, and Amra-Faye Wright backstage at <i>Chicago</i> on Williams’ official opening night.
Amy Spanger, Wendy Williams, and Amra-Faye Wright backstage at Chicago on Williams’ official opening night.
(© David Gordon)

Wendy Williams, of The Wendy Williams Show fame, made her official Broadway debut last night in the long-running musical Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre. She will remain in the production, in the role of prison matron Mama Morton, through August 11.

Now a big Broadway star, Williams made her name as a "shock jockette" on several radio shows before gaining her own syndicated talk show.

Wendy Williams (center) and the chickies of the Cook County jail: (from left) Anne Horak, Cristy Candler, and Donna Marie Asbury.
Wendy Williams (center) and the chickies of the Cook County jail: (from left) Anne Horak, Cristy Candler, and Donna Marie Asbury.
(© David Gordon)