Brandy and Lana Gordon Make History As First Black Co-Leads in “Chicago”

by TV One Staff

August 24, 2017

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We’re most familiar with Brandy as the velvety-voiced alto and as a nostalgic sitcom and horror flick actress.

These days we get to see her make history using both her singing and acting chops in the Tony award-winning Broadway musical “Chicago.” According to People, Brandy and co-star Lana Gordon have been noted as the first Black co-leads in the musical production’s entire history (21 years). In the play Brandy stars as Roxie, while Lana stars as her rival, Velma.

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Congratulations! Who knows, perhaps Brandy and Lana could take home a Tony next year?

Take a look at Brandy performing as Roxie in the hit musical:

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