Million Dollar Quartet's James Moye Will Join Cast of Off-Broadway's Silence! The Musical

By Andrew Gans
October 10, 2012

Beginning Oct. 12 James Moye will assume the role of Dr. Hannibal Lecter’s nemesis, Dr. Chilton, in Off-Broadway's Silence! The Musical, winner of the 2012 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical.



Moye has appeared on Broadway in Million Dollar Quartet (as Sam Phillips), Urinetown, The Full Monty, Ragtime and A Tale of Two Cities. His Off-Broadway credits include Happiness, Closer Than Ever and Dogfight.

He will join a cast that currently includes David Ayers, Pamela Bob, Harry Bouvy, Ashlee Dupré, Stephen Hanna, Howard Kaye, Topher Nuccio, Ronica V. Reddick, Kimberly Stern and Doug Trapp.

Silence! features a book by Hunter Bell, music and lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan and direction and choreography by Christopher Gattelli.

"In the Academy Award-winning film 'The Silence of the Lambs,'" press notes state, "rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, to catch the serial killer known only as Buffalo Bill. Clarice faces her own demons while racing the clock to unlock Lecter's clues before another innocent girl is killed and skinned by Buffalo Bill. The laugh-out-loud wicked satire, Silence! The Musical, features a singing chorus of floppy eared lambs narrating the action as Buffalo Bill gleefully dances a hoedown while kidnapping hapless Catherine Martin. Even Dr. Lecter, scary as ever, sings about the life he'd like to lead someday outside the prison walls."

Music supervisor is Mark Hartman, with orchestrations by Brian J. Nash.

Silence! is produced Off-Broadway by Theater Mogul.

The playing schedule at the Elektra Theatre (673 Eighth Avenue at 42nd Street) is Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 and 7 PM.

Tickets are  available by calling (212) 352-3101 or through SilenceTheMusical.com.