`Ugly Betty` star America Ferrera to make her stage debut

Updated: Oct 11, 2011, 17:17 PM IST

London: America Ferrera is heading to London to make her stage debut in the long-running musical `Chicago`.

The 27-year-old actress will play lead character Roxie Hart in the West End production for a total of eight weeks beginning next month, Daily Express reported.

Ferrera is currently counting on an amazing experience as she has already signed on to make her Broadway bow in a revival of the 1984 play `The Miss Firecracker Contest`.

The show, which centres on a Mississippi girl who enters a beauty pageant, will be directed by Judith Ivey and begin rehearsals in March next year.