George Hamilton, one of Hollywood's smoothest, tannest actors, steps into one of Broadway's smoothest, slickest roles Nov. 12, when he joins the Chicago company as crooning lawyer Billy Flynn.
Hamilton's three-month engagement marks his Broadway debut after many appearances in film and TV. Among his pictures are "Love at First Bite," "Zorro, the Gay Blade," "Godfather III," and the forthcoming "Offkey" and Woody Allen's "The Hollywood Ending." He recently starred opposite Joan Collins in "Love Letters" in San Francisco.
Chicago, the hit revival of the 1975 Bob Fosse-John Kander-Fred Ebb musical about crime paying, continues its fifth year on Broadway. Hamilton plays corrupt lawyer Billy Flynn, who manages to get killers acquitted using his charm, bribes and good looks — to say nothing of his high baritone. "All I Care About is Love" and "Razzle Dazzle" are the role's signature songs.
Chicago is the second longest-running revival in Broadway history, next to the revival of Oh! Calcutta!, which played 5,959 performances at the Edison Theatre, 1976-1989.
Performances play the Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th Street. For reservations, call (212) 239-6200.