Hamilton, the tanned Hollywood leading man known for roles in "Love at First Bite," "Zorro, the Gay Blade" and "Godfather III" will return to the role of silver-tongued lawyer Billy Flynn, a role he played previously in the Broadway revival in 2001 and 2002. Hamilton will get back into the "Razzle Dazzle" by joining the national tour of Chicago during its San Diego engagement from Sept. 4-9.
For Broadway, Hamilton will join Chicago stars Tracy Shayne as Roxie Hart, Tony Award nominee Brenda Braxton as Velma Kelly, Rob Bartlett as Amos Hart, Tony Award winner Adriane Lenox as Matron "Mama" Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.
Hamilton stars in the Broadway production from Sept. 10-Oct. 7. R&B star Brian McKnight will take over the role of Billy Flynn beginning Oct. 8.
Chicago won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical in 1997 as well as awards for actors Bebe Neuwirth and James Naughton, director Walter Bobbie, lighting designer Ken Billington and choreographer Ann Reinking. The original production was directed and choreographed by the late Bob Fosse.
Chicago plays the Ambassador Theatre, located at 215 West 49th St. in Manhattan. For tickets visit www.Telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6200.
Further information on Chicago is available by visiting www.chicagothemusical.com.