Paul Rider joins the cast of Chicago in West End playing leading role Amos Hart.
He stars alongside Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr as Billy Flynn, Ruthie Henshall as Mama Morton, Sarah Soetaert as Roxie and Josefina Gabrielle as Velma.
Last seen at the Garrick Theatre in 2012, the production will celebrate its 21st anniversary as the longest-running musical on Broadway.
Based on Maureen Dallas Watkins’ 1926 play of the same name, Chicago is the thrilling tale of 1920’s nightclub performers turned murderess’.
Featuring a sizzling score by Kander and Ebb, the musical includes numbers such as “All That Jazz”, “Hot Honey Rag” and “Razzle Dazzle”, amongst many more well-known show-stoppers.
Paul has performed extensively for Shakespeare's Globe including Women Beware Women, The Tempest, Cymbeline, Measure for Measure, Doctor Scroggy's War, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, The Duchess of Malfi, Henry V and Henry IV Parts 1 and 2. Other notable theatre credits include Dying For It at The Almeida and Comedians for Hammersmith Lyric. He also appeared in the West End run of A Woman of No Importance at the Vaudeville Theatre this Autumn as Mr Kelvil.
Film credits include Making Noise Quietly, Honest and Topsy Turvy, and his extensive comedy credits includes regular work alongside Dawn French and the late Victoria Wood.
Paul reprised the role of Amos Hart in the West End musical revival: Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre.About Sainou
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