Angelica Ross Becomes The First Trans Actress To Star In A Lead Role On Broadway

August 5, 2022

Angelica Ross has made Broadway history. 

Earlier today it was announced that Ross has become the first Trans actress to land the starring role in the Broadway hit Chicago. The actress who will play the role of Roxie Hart went on social media to express her excitement. 

“This day is full of mixed feelings for me! I want to celebrate being on Broadway, but I don’t feel like celebrating with #BrittneyGriner sentenced to 9 years in prison. This world is messed up. She doesn’t deserve this,” she wrote on Twitter. 

The Pose actress states that she has always been an out-spoken individual especially when it comes to the LGBTQIA+ community. In a recent interview, she spoke on the importance of being an out-spoken role model. 

“I was born to show yet another example: a dark-skinned Black trans woman can show you how she can raise the vibrational frequency of her life to do something great for the world. It’s not specifically that anybody can do what I’m doing, but it is that anybody can fully blossom. Whatever fragrance you’re meant to bring into this world, and you have every opportunity to uproot yourself and replant yourself in an environment that is affirming to your growth.”

She went on to say, “Even though things are really challenging, even though it seems like we take two steps forward and five steps back, we are still moving this thing forward and we’re gaining the momentum with it, and it is going to be worth it. None of our work is going to be in vain. None of our sisters; and our brothers’ lives who have we lost will be in vain. Their work, their lives, will mean something.” 

Angelica Ross will officially debut on Broadway on Sept.12th and the show will run for 8-weeks at the Ambassador Theatre.