Country singer-actor Billy Ray Cyrus will make his Broadway debut in the long-running, Tony-winning revival of Chicago.
Cyrus will play slick lawyer Billy Flynn Nov. 5-Dec. 23.
Cyrus, who is also father to singer-actress Miley Cyrus, told USA Today he had caught John O'Hurley's performance as Flynn about a year ago. "His performance was so brilliant," Cyrus said, "and I fell in love with this character. He's got a lot of heart and soul, but he's got an agenda, too. I like that contradiction."
Billy Ray Cyrus' recordings, which include the hits "Achy Breaky Heart" and "Some Gave All," have sold more than 25 million albums internationally; he has also had three No. 1 hit singles. Over the course of 11 studio albums since 1992, Cyrus has earned nearly 30 chart singles, including 15 Top 40 hits.
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."