John O’Hurley, who made his Broadway debut in 2006 in the Tony-winning revival of Chicago, will return to the hit production beginning July 23 at the Ambassador Theatre.
O’Hurley, perhaps best known for his work as J. Peterman on the Emmy-winning sitcom Seinfeld, will again step into the role of slick lawyer Billy Flynn.
The Broadway company currently features Michelle DeJean as Roxie Hart, Terra C. MacLeod as Velma Kelly, Evan Harrington as Amos Hart, Tony Award winner Cady Huffman as Matron “Mama” Morton, and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.
Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media, and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines.