By Joshua Rich
Updated February 17, 2009 at 12:00 PM EST

Talk show host Jerry Springer is set to star as lawyer Billy Flynn in the London production of the musical Chicago, the Associated Press reports. The 65-year-old Springer, a former Cincinnati mayor and journalist, will take singing lessons for the role, which will last six weeks this summer. A parody musical called Jerry Springer: The Opera played on London’s West End in 2003.