Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum recording artist Mýa will make her Broadway debut as Velma Kelly in Chicago for a nine-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.) beginning Monday, May 12, 2008.
Now celebrating a decade in the entertainment industry as an internationally acclaimed performer, Mýa is best known for her iconic hits "Case of the Ex," "Ghetto Superstar," "My Love Is Like...Wo" and the Grammy Award winning "Lady Marmalade."
Mýa is also featured in the new (RED) campaign with Dell & Microsoft. This year, she will act as an advocate for animal welfare as spokesperson for the North Shore Animal League's 2008 Tour For Life. Mýa is also a National Co-Chair for HillBlazers, Senator Hillary Clinton's campaign youth outreach program.
In 2003, she appeared as cell-block vixen Mona in the film version of Chicago, starring Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Mýa is scheduled to appear as Velma Kelly through Sunday, July 13, 2008. (See below for complete performance schedule and ticketing information.)
Now celebrating eleven glorious years of girls, guns, glitz and glamour on the Great White Way, the record-breaking smash hit musical Chicago is currently the eighth longest-running production in Broadway history, as well as Broadway's longest-running musical revival…and it still shows no sign of ever slowing down!
"Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids," describe press notes.