Olivier Award nominee Brent Barrett will once again assume the role of slick lawyer Billy Flynn in Broadway's Chicago beginning January 20. Barrett replaces Ryan Silverman, who will play his final performance on January 19. Barrett previously played the role of the silver-tongued Prince of the Courtroom on Broadway as recently as 2012. Chicago continues its run at the Ambassador Theatre.
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.
Barrett received an Olivier Award nomination for his starring role in the London premiere of the Tony-winning Broadway revival of Kiss Me, Kate. He also starred in the City Center Encores! production of The Pajama Game and as King Arthur in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Camelot. Barrett's Broadway credits include Annie Get Your Gun, Dance a Little Closer, Grand Hotel, Candide and West Side Story. His film and TV credits include The Producers, Hercules, Longtime Companion, All My Children, Another World and Guiding Light.
Chicago currently stars Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald as Amos Hart, two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth as Matron "Mama" Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.