In Chicago, she'll play a Jazz Age singing prison matron
Chandra Wilson will soon be trading her scrubs for something more gritty – a prison guard’s uniform. This summer the Grey s Anatomy star will be joining the cast of the musical Chicago for a four-week stint on Broadway.
The Emmy-nominated actress, who portrays Dr. Miranda Bailey on Grey’s, will take on the role of Matron “Mama” Morton, the bawdy boss of a women’s cell block portrayed by Queen Latifah in the film version of the popular musical. The show’s producers have announced that Wilson will debut on June 5.
Not that it’s her first time on the New York stage. Wilson, 39, has appeared in The Good Times Are Killing Me and Broadway productions of Avenue Q and On the Town.