Kaelee Albritton, of O’Fallon, Illinois, has been selected as one of the 10 Semi-Finalists in Broadway.com’s series “The Search for Roxie”, a nationwide search for the next Roxie Hart in Chicago The Musical on Broadway. Thousands of talented women submitted their video auditions in hopes to play the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago The Musical at the Ambassador Theatre in New York City; however, only 10 performers were chosen to create the select group of Semi-Finalists. These 10 Semi-Finalists will be narrowed down to 3 Finalists, who will then travel to New York City for an in-person audition with Chicago The Musical’s casting team, Stewart/Whitely, and the shows production team.
The next step for Kaelee is the online voting process. The 10 Semi-Finalists’ video submissions can be found at chicagothemusical.com/roxiecasting/. Fans then have the opportunity to vote for their favorite performer by scrolling to the bottom of the page and entering their name and email address.
Kaelee needs our hometown votes. Voting for “The Search for Roxie” ends on Friday, November 8th.
Kaelee grew up in O’Fallon. She made her musical theatre debut in 7th Grade, at Fulton Jr. High School, as Belle in Beauty and the Beast Jr. She continued performing through her senior year, at O’Fallon Township High School (Class of 2015), in programs such as OTHS’s Show Choir, Chamber Choir, Madrigals, Plays and Musicals. Some of Kaelee’s high school theatre credits include: Pippin (The Leading Player), Hairspray (Amber Von Tussle), Father of the Bride (Kay Banks) and Almost Maine (Marvalyn).
She also performed with Looking Glass Playhouse in Legally Blonde and Brass Rail Players in Guys & Dolls, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Into the Woods. Her performance as Rapunzel in Into the Woods earned her a Cameo Actress Award Nomination from the St. Louis Arts for Life Foundation.
While in high school, Kaelee was also crowned Miss O’Fallon 2014.
After graduating from OTHS, Kaelee went on to earn her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre from the University of Mississippi in 2019. While at Ole Miss, Kaelee performed with the Ole Miss Theatre, Ghostlight Repertory Theatre, Mississippi: The Dance Company and Ole Miss Student Dance. Some of Kaelee’s collegiate credits include: Assassins, Fly By Night, Cabaret, Hair, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Heathers The Musical, The Wedding Singer, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, IX, Clybourne Park, Anton in Show Business and, of course, Chicago The Musical as Roxie Hart. Kaelee’s performance as Roxie earned her an Irene Ryan Nomination for the 2017-2018 Season.
Let’s help Kaelee make her way to the Broadway stage by casting our votes at chicagothemusical.com/roxiecasting/.