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Leigh Zimmerman Returns to Chicago as Velma Kelly

The Olivier Award winner was in the original cast of the Broadway revival and has played Velma once before.

Leigh Zimmerman is returning to the role of Velma Kelly in the long-running Broadway revival of Chicago.
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Starting tonight, Leigh Zimmerman returns to Chicago as Velma Kelly, a part she has played before both in this ongoing Broadway revival and in the West End. The Olivier Award-winning actor was also part of the original cast of this Broadway production, playing the role of Go-To-Hell-Kitty.

Chicago also currently stars Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise as Roxie Hart, Tony nominee Tom Hewitt as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron "Mama" Morton, and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

Featuring classic tunes by John Kander and Fred Ebb, Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart, a nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media, and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer to transform her crime into a barrage of sensational headlines. Recipient of six 1997 Tony Awards, the revival is directed by Walter Bobbie.

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