John O’Hurley, aka Seinfeld’s J. Peterman, in Lexington-bound Chicago

John O'Hurley. © Workman Publishing photo.

John O’Hurley. © Workman Publishing photo.

Chicago is a show known for casting celebs in its leading roles, and the same can be said for the touring production’s Lexington engagement.

And this one has an added Lexington twist.

John O’Hurley, who may be best known for playing Lexington’s J. Peterman on Seinfeld, will be playing prototypical sleazy lawyer Billy Flynn when the show opens the Lexington Opera House’s Broadway Live series Nov. 8 to 10. He will be reprising a role he played in the Broadway revival of the show, which is now the longest running American musical in Broadway history.

O’Hurley is best known for acting roles, but is also a classically trained singer and pianist and host of shows such as The Family Feud and NBC’s The National Dog Show. He was also a season one finalist on Dancing with the Stars, and he and partner Charlotte Jørgensen won a “grudge match” episode of the show against Kelly Monaco and her partner Alec Mazo after losing to them in the season one finale. So, he definitely has the skills to be Billy and lead song-and-dance numbers like All I Care About and Razzle Dazzle.

Following his role on Seinfeld, O’Hurley became an investor in the re-launch of the J. Peterman catalog.

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