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Ryoko Yonekura BIO

Ryoko Yonekura originated the role of "Roxie Hart" in the Japanese-language production of Chicago in 2008 and again in 2010. She then learned the role in English and made her Broadway debut in 2012. Following her return to Broadway this year, Ms. Yonekura will join the Chicago U.S. national touring company in Tokyo, August 2 to August 13, 2017 at the Tokyu Theater Orb.

From 2012 to 2016, Ms. Yonekura starred on the hit Japanese TV series "Doctor X" as Surgeon Michiko Daimon, for which she earned the Hashida Award. The show's 4th season became the most-watched TV series aired in 2016. Her other theater credits include Scarlet O'Hara in Gone With The Wind (Kazuo Kikuta Drama Award winner) and Motoko Haraguchi in Kurokawa no Techo. Her film and TV credits include Reiko Usagi in The Negotiator, Arisa Matsui (Samantha) in Bewitched (re-creation), Matsuko Matsudaira in "Nasake no Onna," Itsuki Takamura in "Monster Parent," Nobuko Sawaguchi in Kaseihu wa Mita and other. She played leading roles in all the above credits.

Ryoko Yonekura STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Roxie Hart [Replacement]

Roxie Hart [Replacement]


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Ryoko Yonekura Will No Longer Return to CHICAGO in November Due to Injury

Ryoko Yonekura has withdrawn from her previously announced engagement in CHICAGO, which she was scheduled to perform on Broadway from November 7th thru November 20th, under doctor's orders due to a lower back injury.

Ryoko Yonekura Will Return to CHICAGO as Roxie in November

Japanese superstar Ryoko Yonekura will return to the Broadway production by popular demand in the role of “Roxie Hart” for 16 performances only, Nov 7 to Nov 20, 2022, at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.).

Netflix Announces Production of THE JOURNALIST Starring Ryoko Yonekura

Netflix, the world's leading streaming entertainment service, announced the production of Netflix original series The Journalist.

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

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

Photo Flash: Ryoko Yonekura Returns to the Cast of CHICAGO

Japanese superstar Ryoko Yonekura returned to Broadway's CHICAGO last night for a two week stint through July 14th.

CHICAGO THE MUSICAL to Play at Tokyu Theatre Orb

Come see what's happening at the Cook County Jail with Chicago the Musical running Aug. 7-18 at the Tokyu Theatre Orb.

Ryoko Yonekura Returns to CHICAGO This Summer

Producers of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicagoannounced today that Japanese superstar Ryoko Yonekura will return to the Broadway production by popular demand in the role of "Roxie Hart" for 16 performances only, July 1 to July 14, 2019, at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.).

Celebrate 22 Years of Razzle Dazzle With Fun CHICAGO Facts!

The Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago celebrates its 22nd Broadway anniversary tomorrow, Wednesday, November 14th. Celebrate 22 years of razzle dazzle with these fun Chicago facts!

Robyn Hurder Steps Into Broadway's CHICAGO as 'Roxie' Tonight

Robyn Hurder (Nice Work If You Can Get It, Grease) will take on the role of 'Roxie Hart' in Broadway's record-breaking hit musical Chicago from tonight, July 14, through Tuesday, July 18, at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.).

Robyn Hurder to Step Into Broadway's CHICAGO as 'Roxie' This Weekend

Robyn Hurder (Nice Work If You Can Get It, Grease) will take on the role of 'Roxie Hart' in Broadway's record-breaking hit musical CHICAGO from Friday, July 14 through Tuesday, July 18 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.).

Japanese Star Ryoko Yonekura to Return to CHICAGO as 'Roxie' This Summer

Producers of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago announced today that Japanese superstar Ryoko Yonekura will return to the Broadway production by popular demand in the role of 'Roxie Hart' for 11 performances only, July 3 to July 13, 2017.

Larisa Dolina Makes Broadway Debut as 'Mama Morton' in CHICAGO Tonight

Celebrated Russian actress and singer Larisa Dolina is the next international star to make her Broadway debut in the record-breaking, Tony Award-winning musical smash CHICAGO. In the featured role of Matron 'Mama' Morton, Dolina will play a limited eight-performance engagement at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre (219 West 49th Street), tonight, August 13 through Sunday, August 18.

Larisa Dolina to Make Broadway Debut as 'Mama Morton' in CHICAGO, Begin. 8/13

In the featured role of Matron 'Mama' Morton, Dolina will play a limited eight-performance engagement at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre (219 West 49th Street), Tuesday, August 13 through Sunday, August 18.

Bianca Marroquin, Brian O'Brien Join CHICAGO

On Tuesday, July 17, 2012, Broadway's celebrated revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO will welcome back Mexican stage and screen sensation Bianca Marroquin in the starring role of Roxie Hart.

Ryoko Yonekura to Take on 'Roxie' in Broadway's CHICAGO, 7/10

On Tuesday, July 10, 2012, the acclaimed record-breaking revival of the Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO welcomes Japanese superstar Ryoko Yonekura in her Broadway stage debut as merry murderess Roxie Hart. She will play an exclusive one-week engagement through Sunday, July 15 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.).

Japanese-Language 'Chicago' to Debut in Tokyo, October

Plans are underway for the first Japanese-language production of Kander and Ebb's Tony Award-winning Broadway musical phenomenon Chicago. The production is set to debut this October at the Akasaka ACT Theatre in Tokyo, followed by an engagement at the Umeda Art Theatre in Osaka in November.

Ryoko Yonekura FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Ryoko Yonekura has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Ryoko Yonekura has not appeared in the West End.

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