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Amra-Faye Wright

Also Credited As: Amra Faye Wright
 
Bio:
Amra-Faye Wright has played the role of Velma in Chicago worldwide since 2001, and on Broadway and the West End since 2005, including both 10th Anniv. productions, and in Japan in Japanese. She received the Naledi and Fleur du Cap Awards (South Africa's Tony equivalent). Credits include: UK: Vi ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Amra-Faye Wright has played the role of Velma in Chicago worldwide since 2001, and on Broadway and the West End since 2005, including both 10th Anniv. productions, and in Japan in Japanese. She received the Naledi and Fleur du Cap Awards (South Africa's Tony equivalent). Credits include: UK: Vi ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [West End]
London Revival, 1997
Velma Kelly [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Velma Kelly [Replacement]
Velma Kelly [Replacement]
Velma Kelly [Replacement]
Velma Kelly [Replacement]
Velma Kelly [Replacement]
Velma Kelly [Replacement]
Velma Kelly [Replacement]
Velma Kelly [Replacement]
Velma Kelly [Replacement]
Velma Kelly [Replacement]
Velma Kelly [Replacement]

Amra-Faye Wright Biography

Amra-Faye Wright has played the role of Velma in Chicago worldwide since 2001, and on Broadway and the West End since 2005, including both 10th Anniv. productions, and in Japan in Japanese. She received the Naledi and Fleur du Cap Awards (South Africa's Tony equivalent). Credits include: UK: Vi Moore/Footloose; South Africa: Sandy/Grease, Sheila/A Chorus Line, Mother Superior/Nunsense, Jack/Jack and the Beanstalk, Mrs. Darling/Peter Pan, Star/Viva Sun City, Lead/Elvis Las Vegas (Vita Award) and musical extravaganzas throughout the world. Solo shows include: "It's Not Where I Start" (Vita Award), "Drinks on Me," "Rouge Pulp" (Vita Award), "Sittin' on Top of the World." Guest appearances: SPAR Intern'l, VIP Gala, Sydney Olympics, World-Cup Rugby/Jo'burg Phil. Orch., AquABBA/Cape Phil Orch.





Amra-Faye Wright News

CHICAGO's Re-Issue of Cast Recording on Vinyl Out Now Photo CHICAGO's Re-Issue of Cast Recording on Vinyl Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 16, 2022

Celebrate 26 years and over 10,000 Broadway performances of the 1996 revival of Kander & Ebb’s Chicago with this exclusive re-issue on elegant deep red marble vinyl with a 4-panel (folded) insert, out now.

Video: CHICAGO Celebrates 26 Years On Broadway! Photo Video: CHICAGO Celebrates 26 Years On Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 14, 2022

On Monday, November 14th, the Tony, Olivier, and Grammy Award-winning smash hit musical Chicago celebrated its 26th year as a Broadway institution. Go inside tonight's curtain call as they celebrate their fabulous milestone with a cake! See video of the celebration!

Photos: CHICAGO Celebrates 26 Years Of Razzle Dazzle On Broadway! Photo Photos: CHICAGO Celebrates 26 Years Of Razzle Dazzle On Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 14, 2022

On Monday, November 14th, the Tony, Olivier, and Grammy Award-winning smash hit musical Chicago celebrated its 26th year as a Broadway institution. Go inside the cast's curtain call as they celebrate their fabulous milestone with a cake! See photos here!

Photos: First Look at Isaac Mizrahi as 'Amos Hart' in CHICAGO Photo Photos: First Look at Isaac Mizrahi as 'Amos Hart' in CHICAGO
by Show Highlights - Nov 11, 2022

See photos of Isaac Mizrahi as Amos Hart in Chicago on Broadway! 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.

CHICAGO Celebrates 26 Years On Broadway, New Block Of Tickets On-Sale Photo CHICAGO Celebrates 26 Years On Broadway, New Block Of Tickets On-Sale
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 11, 2022

Broadway's longest running American musical has reached another milestone! On Monday, November 14th, the Tony, Olivier, and Grammy Award-winning smash hit musical Chicago celebrates its 26th year as a Broadway institution.

Photos: CABARET CONVENTION 2022 at Rose Theater by Helane Blumfield Photo Photos: CABARET CONVENTION 2022 at Rose Theater by Helane Blumfield
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 30, 2022

For three nights the Mabel Mercer Foundation presented their picks of artists for the 2022 Cabaret Convention at Rose Theater at Jazz At Lincoln Center.

Charlotte d'Amboise & Ryan Silverman to Return to CHICAGO in November Photo Charlotte d'Amboise & Ryan Silverman to Return to CHICAGO in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2022

The Broadway company of Chicago will welcome back Tony Award nominee Charlotte d‚ÄôAmboise in the role of ‚ÄúRoxie Hart‚ÄĚ, and Drama Desk nominee Ryan Silverman in the role of ‚ÄúBilly Flynn‚ÄĚ beginning Monday, November 7, 2022.

CHICAGO Re-Issues Cast Recording on Vinyl Photo CHICAGO Re-Issues Cast Recording on Vinyl
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 24, 2022

Celebrate 26 years and over 10,000 Broadway performances of the 1996 revival of Kander & Ebb’s Chicago with this exclusive re-issue on elegant deep red marble vinyl with a 4-panel (folded) insert.

Isaac Mizrahi Will Play Amos Hart in CHICAGO Beginning Next Month Photo Isaac Mizrahi Will Play Amos Hart in CHICAGO Beginning Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 24, 2022

Chicago¬†will welcome fashion icon and entertainer Isaac Mizrahi in the role of ‚ÄúAmos Hart‚ÄĚ for a limited three-week engagement, starting Monday, November 7 through Saturday, November 26 at the Ambassador Theatre.

CHICAGO to Have TransTech Day of Celebration and Community This Month Photo CHICAGO to Have TransTech Day of Celebration and Community This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 14, 2022

The Broadway production of CHICAGO will have a TransTech Day on Saturday, October 29. This day of celebration and community building is commemorated by Angelica Ross’s history-making star turn as Roxie Hart.

Amra-Faye Wright Videos

Video: CHICAGO Celebrates 26 Years On Broadway! Videoplay
Video: CHICAGO Celebrates 26 Years On Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 14, 2022

On Monday, November 14th, the Tony, Olivier, and Grammy Award-winning smash hit musical Chicago celebrated its 26th year as a Broadway institution. Go inside tonight's curtain call as they celebrate their fabulous milestone with a cake! See video of the celebration!

VIDEO: Angelica Ross and Brandon Victor Dixon Take First Bows in CHICAGO Videoplay
VIDEO: Angelica Ross and Brandon Victor Dixon Take First Bows in CHICAGO

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 13, 2022

Last night, September 12, Angelica Ross ('Pose,' 'American Horror Story') made her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago.  Also joining the company on Monday were Brandon Victor Dixon in the role of 'Billy Flynn' and Amra-Faye Wright who returned to the role of 'Velma Kelly'. Check out video of their first curtain call!

VIDEO: ICYMI- Watch Broadway Unite for the SAVE BIRDLAND Fundraiser! Videoplay
VIDEO: ICYMI- Watch Broadway Unite for the SAVE BIRDLAND Fundraiser!

by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2021

Notables from President Bill Clinton and Whoopi Goldberg to musicians Wynton Marsalis and Sting joined together on Sunday, Jan 24th to 'Save Birdland'.

VIDEO: The Ladies of CHICAGO Sing a 'Cell Block Tango' for Quarantine Videoplay
VIDEO: The Ladies of CHICAGO Sing a 'Cell Block Tango' for Quarantine

by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2020

What happens when quarantine comes to the Cook County Jail? Watch as stars of Broadway's Chicago, Amra-Faye Wright, Arian Keddell, Mary Claire King, Pilar Millhollen, Rachel Schur and Tonya Wathen, join forces for a new version of the 'Cell Block Tango' on  Sunday Morning!

VIDEO: Ryoko Yonekura Performs 'Roxie' in Honor of Her Return to CHICAGO Videoplay
VIDEO: Ryoko Yonekura Performs 'Roxie' in Honor of Her Return to CHICAGO

by Stage Tube - Jul 9, 2019

Japanese superstar Ryoko Yonekura has recorded a new audio track of the Kander and Ebb classic "Roxie" to be released worldwide July 26, 2019 via Sony Masterworks Broadway.  The release coincides with Ms. Yonekura's current role in the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago, where she stars as the iconic Roxie Hart for a special run of performances on Broadway

VIDEO: Cuba Gooding, Jr. and the Cast of CHICAGO Spend 'Christmas Eve on the Dance Fl Videoplay
VIDEO: Cuba Gooding, Jr. and the Cast of CHICAGO Spend 'Christmas Eve on the Dance Floor' For BC/EFA

by Stage Tube - Dec 23, 2018

Once again, the Broadway company of Chicago has created an original holiday song for Broadway Cares' annual Carols For a Cure album.

VIDEO: Paint the Town with Amra Faye-Wright in A New "All That Jazz" Music Video Videoplay
VIDEO: Paint the Town with Amra Faye-Wright in A New "All That Jazz" Music Video

by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2018

Whoopee! Chicago has joined the Broadway music video fray with a glamorous new video for the show's Iconic opening number, 'All That Jazz'. Check out Amra Faye-Wright leading a talented ensemble through one of Kander and Ebb's finest below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Christiane Noll, Emily Skinner, Adam Heller, Bradley Dean and More in The Rep's FOLLIES
by Stage Tube - Sep 9, 2016

One of the most daring and innovative musicals of all time launches The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' 50th anniversary season. Follies, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Goldman and directed by Rob Ruggiero, opened September 7 and runs through October 2 on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the show below!

BWW TV: Razzle Dazzle 'Em! CHICAGO's Next Billy Flynn, Jaime Camil, on Stepping Into Broadway's Long-Running Hit
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 26, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Latin sensation & 'Jane the Virgin' star Jaime Camil to its cast next week, marking his return to Broadway. Camil just met the press this morning at the Algonquin Hotel, and BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was on hand. Below, find out what the Latin superstar had to say about joining the production, returning to Broadway and more!

BWW TV: From Atlanta to Broadway- NeNe Leakes Returns to the Stage in CHICAGO!
by TV - Press Previews - Nov 25, 2015

Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago welcomes actress and TV sensation NeNe Leakes (Bravo's 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta'), returning to Broadway for four weeks only in the role of Matron 'Mama' Morton, through December 20, 2015 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC).


Amra-Faye Wright Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Amra-Faye Wright been in?
Amra-Faye Wright has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Amra-Faye Wright been in?
Amra-Faye Wright has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Amra-Faye Wright's first West End show?
Amra-Faye Wright's first West End show was Chicago which opened in 1997