JANE THE VIRGIN's Jaime Camil Will Be CHICAGO's Next Billy Flynn
The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Latin sensation & "Jane the Virgin" star (who also appeared as part of BroadwayWorld's popular Standing Ovations BC/EFA benefit concert series at Joe's Pub) Jaime Camil making his return to Broadway in the role of Billy Flynn beginning Tuesday, May 31, 2016. He will play a 5-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) through Sunday, July 3, 2016.
Jaime Camil is one of the most well known actors in the Spanish-speaking world and now the USA is welcoming him with open arms thanks to his performance as Rogelio de la Vega in the critically acclaimed and multi-awarded TV show "Jane the Virgin." He's a Critic's Choice, Imagen and Teen's Choice Award nominee. He has starred in over 20 award-winning films including Pulling Strings and 200 Cartas(alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda) and has won global and countless film and theater awards throughout his over 20-year career. Mr. Camil has led the most successful and highest rated telenovelas of all time, including "La fea más bella," "Por ella soy Eva" and "Qué pobres tan ricos." He has recorded 4 platinum selling albums and has led many musicals in his native Mexico City including West Side Story, Hook, Aladdin, El diluvio que viene and more. In 2005 he led the Broadway-bound musical The Mambo Kings. He previously appeared on Broadway in Latinologues.
Chicago currently stars Bianca Marroquín as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly,Ryan Silverman as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williamsas Matron "Mama" Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.
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.
Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking, Chicago features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer.
Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and 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 malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids.
Photo Credit: William Callan