Canadian Olympic star and ‘hometown boy’ Elvis Stojko will make his Broadway stage debut this Monday as ‘Billy Flynn’ in the hit musical CHICAGO. Following a week long stint on the Great White Way (where he joins a growing number of Canadians lighting up Broadway), Stojko will return home to Toronto and perform the role for a week at Mirvish’s Princess of Wales Theatre.
A household name in Canada and around the world, Stojko made headlines in 1991 when he became the first man to ever perform a quadruple toe loop, double toe loop combination jump. He has three World Championships under his belt (1994, 1995 and 1997) as well as two Olympic silver medals (1994 and 1998).
In addition to figure skating, Elvis has always been passionate about music – and made his professional stage debut in Grease in Toronto and Hamilton in 2004. Now his sights are set on Broadway as he steps into one of the longest running musicals of all time.
The role of Billy Flynn has been tackled by a wide range of diverse actors from various backgrounds, including Usher, Billy Ray Cyrus, Seinfeld’s John O’Hurley and Richard Gere in the Oscar winning 2002 motion picture.
Watch Elvis Stojko talk about being the newest slick talking, razzle dazzle loving lawyer in this Mirvish interview:
Chicago plays The Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto from March 26th – March 30th. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 416-872-1212 or online at www.mirvish.com