Randy Harrison, who starred as young, gay artist Justin Taylor on Showtime’s hit series Queer as Folk, will join the cast of off-Broadway’s Silence! The Musical. Harrison will play Hannibal Lecter’s nemesis, Dr. Chilton, in the musical beginning July 18. The musical, which parodies the Oscar-winning film Silence of the Lambs, transfer theaters to Times Square’s brand-new Elektra Theatre the night of Harrison's first performance.
In Silence! The Musical, rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling (Jenn Harris) matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter (David Garrison), to catch the mysterious serial killer known only as Buffalo Bill (Stephen Bienskie). Clarice faces her own demons while racing the clock to unlock Lecter’s clues before another innocent girl is killed and skinned by Buffalo Bill. Silence! features a book by Hunter Bell, music and lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan, and direction and choreography by Tony winner Christopher Gattelli.
Harrison’s theater credits include Boq in Broadway’s Wicked as well as The Singing Forest, Antony and Cleopatra, A Letter from Ethel Kennedy, Red and The Glass Menagerie.