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BRIAN MCKNIGHT: Headed to 'Chicago'

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By Karu F. Daniels, AOL Black Voices

Brian McKnight is set to make his Broadway debut in 'Chicago' this fall.Brian McKnight is the latest black notable to work on The Great White Way.

The chart-topping R&B crooner will join the cast of Broadway's long running hit musical revival 'Chicago,' this fall, a spokesperson confirmed to The BV Newswire today.

For a six-week limited engagement (Oct. 8 through Nov. 18), the tall, dark and handsome McKnight will take on the role of slick legal eagle Billy Flynn in the legendary show, which has already seen the likes of Academy Award winner Louis Gosset, Jr,, Grammy Award winner Usher and Emmy Award winner Wayne Brady in the same role.

Prior to making his Broadway debut, McKnight will get his feet wet in the role perform the role during a two-week engagement at Washington D.C.'s Warner Theatre via 'Chicago's' national touring company (Sept. 25 through Oct. 7).

With a string of hit singles under his belt, including 'One Last Cry,' 'Love Is,' 'Anytime,' 'You Should Be Mine,' and 'Back at One,' McKnight is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, arranger, producer and multi-talented musician. He has released a total of ten R&B/pop albums in fifteen years, seven of which have gone platinum or multi-platinum.

Throughout his storied career, the Buffalo, New York native has collaborated with a variety of musicians, including Sean Combs, Mary J. Blige, Kenny G., Justin Timberlake, Vanessa Williams, Quincy Jones, Christina Aguilera, and Mariah Carey.

His latest album, '10,' was released via Warner Bros. Records last fall.

VIDEO: Brian McKnight -- "Anytime'


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