Skip to Main Content

Jinkx Monsoon to Return to Cast of Broadway's Chicago

Playbill News

Two-time RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon, who made her Broadway debut in Chicago in January 2023, will return to the Tony-winning revival this summer.

Monsoon will again step into the role of Matron “Mama” Morton, playing 20 performances beginning June 27 and continuing through July 12 at the Ambassador Theatre.

In a statement Monsoon said, “Most of my life, and my entire artistic career—I have known the roles I would play well, but I also knew the industry was not yet giving actors like me the chance to prove it. Over the last decade, I, and queer artists like myself have been chipping away at the antiquated ideas of gender and performance—leading to my life-changing run as Mama Morton in Chicago. During that one 10-week run, I learned so much about my craft and myself—and I cannot wait to take all of that back into this role and show. I am still just a kid, in shock and awe of this wonderful world I get to be a part of."

Monsoon made Broadway history during her initial run, becoming the first drag queen to play the role of Morton on Broadway. She broke box-office records and played to standing-room-only crowds...READ MORE



View Show Page