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Trans Actor Angelica Ross to Make History on Broadway

Angelica Ross appears at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 11, 2021. Ross is set to make her Broadway debut in the musical "Chicago" this fall, becoming the first openly transgender actor to play the murderous vixen Roxie Hart. Ross, whose credits also include "American Horror Story: 1984," will start an eight-week run beginning Sept. 12 at the Ambassador Theatre. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
Angelica Ross appears at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 11, 2021. Ross is set to make her Broadway debut in the musical "Chicago" this fall, becoming the first openly transgender actor to play the murderous vixen Roxie Hart. Ross, whose credits also include "American Horror Story: 1984," will start an eight-week run beginning Sept. 12 at the Ambassador Theatre. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
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New York (AP) -- The fictional character Roxie Hart has many awful attributes — she's adulterous, narcissistic, scheming, manipulating and murderous. Next week she'll also be something unexpected: Inspirational.

“Pose” star Angelica Ross on Monday will step onstage in Hart's high heels, becoming the first openly transgender woman to play a leading part on Broadway.