BWW TV: Billy Ray Cyrus Joins CHICAGO; Chatting with the Cast on His Opening Night!
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by BroadwayWorld TV
Last night, Broadway's acclaimed record-breaking revival of the Tony Award-winning musical Chicago welcomed singer, songwriter, actor and multi-platinum recording artist Billy Ray Cyrus in his Broadway stage debut as "that silver-tongued prince of the courtroom," slick criminal lawyer Billy Flynn. Cyrus will play a limited seven-week engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.) this holiday season, Monday November 5 through Sunday, December 23.
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for his first performance, and you can check out what his castmates had to say about his debut below!
A true music phenomenon since his breakthrough smash hits "Achy Breaky Heart" and "Some Gave All", Cyrus has sold more than 25 million albums internationally, and has had three No. 1 hit singles. Over the course of 11 studio albums since 1992, he has earned nearly 30 chart singles, including 15 Top 40 hits.
With 17 consecutive weeks at Number One on the Billboard 200 chart, the albumSome Gave All holds the record for the longest a debut album has held the Number One position and the most consecutive chart-topping weeks in the SoundScan era -- 43 weeks in the Top Ten.
Cyrus' most recent album, I'm American, was released last year in conjunction with his hit TV Series "Surprise Homecoming" on TLC. His newest album, titled Change My Mind, is scheduled for release in late October/early November on Blue Cadillac Records.
Over the last decade, Cyrus has established himself as a successful actor in TV and film, performing in lead roles such as the title character of the PAX-TV series "Doc" and as Robby Ray Stewart, the father of daughter Miley Cyrus' fictional character in the smash Disney Channel series "Hannah Montana."