Former supermodel Christie Brinkley is making her first guest star performance debut today, in the hit musical Chicago.
Brinkley will play the lead role of Roxy Hart – the Vaudeville entertainer wannabe, who is charged with the murder of her loved one. Brinkley will perform in the musical for 11 weeks starting today (Aprli 8th until June 19th).
Brinkley, now 57 has had some brief acting performances in her career, including two appearances in Chevy Chase’s National Lampoon Vacation Series. This current gig however, is by far the most demanding as an actress, taking a lead role in a Broadway hit musical.
Chicago is the 5th longest running musical in history, consecutively running since 1996, it has been played over 5900 times! The role of Roxy Hart has been performed in the past by many superstars including such as Brooke Shields, Melanie Griffith and Michelle Williams.
Originally scheduled to begin on April 4th, Brinkley debut was pushed to the 8th due to minor muscle injury. “I can’t wait to go on stage, Roxy’s character is so energetic, it’s so much fun to play as her” said Brinkley.
You can find tickets to all the “Chicago” shows featuring Brinkley here.