Todrick Hall Will Return to Role of Billy Flynn in Chicago

National Tour News   Todrick Hall Will Return to Role of Billy Flynn in Chicago
 
The recording star and YouTube favorite will step into the musical's national tour in Detroit.
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Todrick Hall Marc J. Franklin

Todrick Hall, who played a limited engagement as Billy Flynn in the Broadway production of Chicago at the end of 2017, will return to the role of the slick lawyer in the musical's national tour.

The actor, also seen on Broadway in Kinky Boots, announced he will play Flynn October 16–20 at Detroit's Fisher Theater.

Read: GO BACKSTAGE AT KINKY BOOTS WITH TODRICK HALL

Hall has also previously appeared on Broadway in Memphis and in the original production of The Color Purple. His myriad viral YouTube videos frequently draw on his affinity for musical theatre and have featured such stage alums as Shoshana Bean, Jay Armstrong Johnson, and Alex Newell (currently on Broadway in Once On This Island).

Chicago has been one of my favorite musicals since I first heard the song ‘Cell Block Tango,’ which has now been the inspiration for some of my most viral YouTube videos,” Hall previously told Playbill. “I'm so excited to tell this story every night and be a part of one of the greatest Broadway musicals of all time.”

Read: TODRICK HALL'S STRAIGHT OUTTA OZ IS BACK ON THE ROAD—IS BROADWAY NEXT?

Hall toured the U.S. with a concert presentation of his 2016 studio recording and subsequent video album Straight Outta Oz, which compares his life and career with L. Frank Baum's classic novel. He also has Broadway aspirations for the title, telling Playbill, “I want this show to do so much more than a YouTube visual album. I think this show has the potential to be on Broadway in some shape or form. That’s my goal.”

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