Billy Ray Cyrus to make Broadway debut in Chicago
Miley Cyrus may be headed to the altar, but her dad is headed to the big stage. Country singer and actor Billy Ray Cyrus will make his Broadway debut in Chicago for a seven-week stint beginning Nov. 5., the AP reports.
Cyrus will play Billy Flynn, a lawyer who defends the musical’s murderesses Velma and Roxie by using their celebrity status to win over the public in Prohibition-era Chicago.
Known for his 1992 hit “Achy Breaky Heart” and for his role on Miley’s television series, Hannah Montana, Cyrus isn’t the first celebrity to try out the Broadway musical. R&B singer Usher played Billy Flynn in 2006, and other stars such as Ashlee Simpson, Chandra Wilson, Sofía Vergara and Michael C. Hall have all been a part of the cast. Richard Gere played the role of Flynn in the 2002 film adaptation.