Ryan Silverman is all set to give 'em an act with lots of flash in it as he begins his run as cunning lawyer Billy Flynn in the long-running Broadway production of Chicago August 30 at the Ambassador Theatre. Silverman takes over the "razzle dazzle" role from Broadway favorite Alexander Gemignani, who ended his engagement August 29.
Set in the 1920s, Chicago follows Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover. Desperate to avoid conviction, she hires Billy Flynn, Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer, much to the dismay of her rival cellmate Velma Kelly. Directed by Walter Bobbie, the Tony-winning revival is now in its 17th year.
Silverman's New York theater credits include Passion, The Phantom of the Opera, Cry-Baby, Music in the Air, The Most Happy Fella and Wicked.
The cast of Chicago also features Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Roz Ryan as Matron "Mama" Morton, Paul C. Vogt as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.