Louis Gossett Jr., the Academy Award-winning actor from "An Officer and a Gentleman," will sing and dance as Billy Flynn in Broadway's Chicago beginning Feb. 18 at the Shubert Theatre. The role of the slick lawyer Billy is currently being played by George Hamilton, who exits Feb. 17. Gossett, who was Richard Gere's gruff drill instructor in "An Officer and a Gentleman," isn't as unlikely as choice as you think: His musical theatre credits include Golden Boy and Lost in the Stars. Film credits include "A Raisin in the Sun," "The River Niger," "Iron Eagle" and such TV productions as "Roots" (Emmy Award) and "The Josephine Baker Story" (Golden Globe Award).
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