Looks like Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus is moving up in the world, specifically the Broadway world. Cyrus is said to make his Broadway debut in the revival of the classic show Chicago.
It’s said that Billy Ray Cyrus will be stepping into the shoes of slick, fast talking lawyer of Roxie Hart, Billy Flynn. The crooner’s run in the Broadway show will be limited and right around the holidays from November 5th to December 23rd.
Cyrus told USA Today about his enthusiasm about Chicago after he had witnessed a performance by John O’Hurley who played Flynn a year ago. “His performance was so brilliant,” Cyrus said, “and I fell in love with this character. He’s got a lot of heart and soul, but he’s got an agenda, too. I like that contradiction.”
This could be a complete career rejuvenation for the man who’s typically known today as pop star Miley Cyrus’ father. In the past Cyrus was on a season of Dancing With The Stars, but his huge claim to fame was his country hits “Achy Breaky Heart” and “Some Gave All”. Both songs combined helped Billy Ray Cyrus sell 25 million albums internationally.
As for his recent success his album “I’m American” was released with his TV series Surprising Homecoming, which is featured on the TLC channel. His newest album is set to be released late October/early Number, which could help sales based on how he does in Chicago.
Past celebrities that have stepped into the role of Billy Flynn are Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson, and R&B star Usher.