Jerry Springer Joins Chicago Cast in London

Talk show host to perform in West End musical
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2009 2:35 PM CST
Jerry Springer poses with the Chicago Showgirls as it is announced he will make his stage debut on June 1, 2009, in the West End musical Chicago, in central London, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009.    (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
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(Newser) – Jerry Springer will test his singing, dancing, and acting chops in a production of Chicago in London’s prestigious West End, the Times of London reports. Springer, a former lawyer, will play the role of lawyer Billy Flynn. The talk show host acknowledged that musical theater would have its challenges: "When I sing the audience really gets involved because they will have to guess where the notes were supposed to have been."