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Ryoko Yonekura

 
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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 ... (read complete bio)
 
Ryoko Yonekura Headshot

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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

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

Ryoko Yonekura Biography

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 News

Ryoko Yonekura Will No Longer Return to CHICAGO in November Due to Injury Photo Ryoko Yonekura Will No Longer Return to CHICAGO in November Due to Injury
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2022

Ryoko Yonekura has withdrawn from her previously announced engagement in CHICAGO,‚ÄĮwhich she was scheduled to perform on Broadway from November 7th‚ÄĮthru November 20th, under doctor's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

Ryoko Yonekura Will Return to CHICAGO as Roxie in November Photo Ryoko Yonekura Will Return to CHICAGO as Roxie in November
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2022

Japanese superstar Ryoko Yonekura will return to the Broadway production by popular demand in the role of ‚ÄúRoxie Hart‚ÄĚ 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 Photo Netflix Announces Production of THE JOURNALIST Starring Ryoko Yonekura
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 15, 2020

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 Photo 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

Photo Flash: Ryoko Yonekura Returns to the Cast of CHICAGO Photo Photo Flash: Ryoko Yonekura Returns to the Cast of CHICAGO
by Julie Musbach - Jul 2, 2019

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 Photo CHICAGO THE MUSICAL to Play at Tokyu Theatre Orb
by Alan Henry - Jun 28, 2019

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 Photo Ryoko Yonekura Returns to CHICAGO This Summer
by Julie Musbach - Jan 24, 2019

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! Photo Celebrate 22 Years of Razzle Dazzle With Fun CHICAGO Facts!
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 13, 2018

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
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

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
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

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.).

Ryoko Yonekura Videos

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


Ryoko Yonekura Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ryoko Yonekura been in?
Ryoko Yonekura has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Ryoko Yonekura been in?
Ryoko Yonekura has not appeared in the West End