Elvis Stojko is starring in the musical Chicago (and other highlights from Mirvish’s 2013 anniversary lineup)

Elvis Stojko is starring in the musical Chicago (and other highlights from Mirvish’s 2013 anniversary lineup)

Elvis Stojko Stojko competing in the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics (Image: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
 

We had no idea Elvis Stojko was such a dynamo. The world figure skating champ is a full-on quadruple threat: professional skater, adult contemporary balladeer (album title: “100 Lifetimes”), martial arts aficionado and, as of March 2014, totally legitimate thespian. Next spring, Stojko will star in the jazzy, Prohibition-era musical Chicago at the Princess of Wales Theatre, part of Mirvish Productions’ 50th anniversary lineup. Stojko, whose previous acting experience includes bit parts in Robin Williams’s Death to Smoochy and a TV movie called Ice Angel, will take on the role of lawyer Billy Flynn, a part played by Richard Gere in the 2002 Oscar-winning movie.

Chicago is one of 18 shows in Mirvish’s 2013–14 season, which includes family-friendly musicals like Les Miserables, Disney’s Aladdin and the love story Once, as well as the following slightly edgier options: U.K. drama The Two Worlds of Charlie F, about soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq; Puppet Up! – Uncensored, a raunchy improvised puppet show from the Jim Henson Company; and The Last Confession, a mystery thriller starring Stratford star Brian Bedford and actor David Suchet from Agatha Christie’s Poirot. Single tickets for most shows go on sale September 23.