Jerry Springer to perform in musical Chicago

February 18th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Jerry SpringerJerry Springer, the former host of America’s Got Talent. America’s Got Talent showcases a colorful array of hopeful, future stars — singers, dancers, comedic performers and unique acts of all ages who have a chance to strut and perform in front of a panel of celebrity judges.

Jerry Springer, said he will be performing in the musical ‘Chicago’ at London’s West End. He will play the slick lawyer Billy Flynn in the show, which is about glamorous women who murder their lovers for fame.

The 65-year-old television host said, he will perform the role at the Cambridge Theater in London’s West End theater district for six weeks starting in June. He says he will take singing lessons for the role.

Springer hosts ‘The Jerry Springer Show,’ which encourages people to reveal intimate secrets on air. A musical about his program, ‘Jerry Springer: The Opera’ opened in London in 2003 and turned into a controversial hit - attracting wide audiences and criticism from religious groups that said it parodied Christian beliefs.

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