Chicago: Christopher Sieber to return as Billy Flynn

Two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber will return to the role of 'Billy Flynn' on 25 Dec 2012 in the Tony Award winning musical Chicago. Sieber assumes the role from Billy Ray Cyrus who will play his final performance on 23 Dec 2012.

This will be Sieber's fourth engagement on Broadway as 'Billy Flynn, he last played the role in 2004. Sieber's other Broadway credits include 'La Cage aux Folles' with Harvey Fierstein, 'Shrek' (Tony nomination), 'Spamalot' (Tony nomination), 'Thoroughly Modern Millie,' 'Into the Woods,' B'eauty and the Beast,' 'Triumph of Love,' and' A Christmas Carol.'

Sieber's television and film credits include "Morning Glory," "Pushing Daisies," "See You in September," "It's All Relative," "Two of a Kind," "Sex and the City" and "Ed."

Chicago currently stars Amra-Fay Wright (Velma Kelly), Amy Spanger (Roxie Hart), Billy Ray Cyrus (Billy Flyn), Carol Woods (Mama Morton), Raymond Bokhor (Amos Hart) and R. Lowe (Mary Sunshine).

Chicago is the second longest-running production currently playing on Broadway, as well as Broadway's longest-running musical revival, as well as the longest-running American show in Broadway history.

The show has been playing on Broadway since 14 Nov 1996, it moved to the Ambassador Theatre on the 29 Jan 2003, where it is currently booking period through to 01 Sep 2013.

Chicago follows not your usual housewife, Roxie Hart, who gains dubious notoriety when she kills her boyfriend, invents her defence and manipulates everyone from her trustworthy husband to the fickle media and the unsuspecting public. The show features the well known songs, 'All That Jazz,' 'Razzle Dazzle' and 'Mr. Cellophane'.

Chicago has music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Book by Bob Fosse & Fred Ebb.

The musical is directed by Walter Bobbie, with choreography by Ann Reinking, scene design by John Lee Beatty, costumes by William Ivey Long, lighting by Ken Billington and sound by Scott Lehrer.

Chicago is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.

Christopher Sieber

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