Next month, fame-hungry killer Roxie Hart stars in the title role Angelica Ross will be playing
, the product announced Thursday. Ross will be the first transgender actress to step into Roxie’s T-Strap Shoes
On Broadway, accordingly The Hollywood Reporter
and one of the first trans women to play a major role on Broadway.
Ross is best known for her role as Candy Ferocity, a young trans woman who regularly participates in New York’s ballroom scene, on the Emmy-winning series “Pose.” The FX drama had the largest cast of trans actors on the TV series, Outlet Reported
Ahead of its 2018 premiere.
With her casting, Ross joins a small but strong group of black trans women bowing on Broadway: In 2018, Peppermint of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fame starred in the Go-Go’s musical “Head Over Heels,” and this season, L Morgan Lee
Earned a Tony nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical “A strange loophole.”
The The upcoming revival of “1776.”
Trans and nonbinary cast members will also be included.
CNN has reached out to “Chicago” and a representative for Ross for further comment. The “Pose” star starts performing on September 12, the production said.
Ross is the latest star to play Roxy
On Broadway: Earlier this year, the actress and animal advocate Pamela Anderson makes her Broadway debut
in the role.