Jinkx Monsoon goes to Broadway! The two-time winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is about to affix “Chicago” within the position of Mama Morton, Entertainment Weekly solely revealed on Nov. 22. The queen’s Broadway debut additionally marks a second in historical past: they’re going to turn out to be the primary drag performer to ever play the half within the Tony award-winning musical.
“I can not stress sufficient that this has been a lifelong dream of mine.”
Monsoon shared the information on Instagram shortly after the announcement, writing, “I can not stress sufficient that this has been a lifelong dream of mine. I’m making my Broadway debut . . . we did it youngsters! 😭🖤” She then tweeted a hilarious impression of them re-creating Kamala Harris’s viral “We did it, Joe” clip in response to their casting information. Monsoon additionally made historical past as the primary “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestant to win twice on the collection, first on season 5 again in 2013 and once more in July 2022 on “All Stars” season seven.
“Chicago” facilities round Roxie Hart, an aspiring vaudevillian star who murders her lover and is distributed to Cook County Jail, the place she meets the matron of the jail, Mama Morton. Monsoon will painting the character beginning Jan. 16, 2023, for eight weeks. Queen Latifah famously performed the position within the film adaptation of “Chicago,” securing her an Oscar nomination.