Eddie George joins Broadway cast of Chicago The Musical

Night net No running back in Titans franchise history has run for more yards than Eddie George, who entered the Night net in 1996.No Broadway revival has run for more years than Chicago The Musical, which returned to New York's biggest stage in 1996. PHOTOS: Athletes who became actors | O.J. Simpson's acting careerFor years, George and the cast of Chicago have traveled disparate, parallel paths, exciting starkly different audiences with long runs and entertaining performances. Come January, those paths will converge. Chicago The Musical announced via its Twitter that George will make his Broadway debut as Billy Flynn. [email protected] net Legend & Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George will make his Broadway debut in the role of Billy Flynn. pic.twitter.com/7ML5pL4Yll— Chicago The Musical (@ChicagoMusical) October 26, 2015George has already received positive reviews for his stage performances in Nashville, where he has taken on roles such as Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and the lead in The Whipping Man, produced by Nashville Repertory Theatre.The official press release from Chicago The Musical was happy to sing his acting accolades on stage and screen:Eddie George makes his Broadway debut in Chicago following stage appearances in such works as Matthew Lopez’s The Whipping Man (Nashville Repertory Theatre), Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog (Amun Ra Theatre) and in the title roles of both Othello and Julius Caesar at the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. ... George won screen time in such TV series as NBC’s American Dream Builders and in such films as Best Man Holiday and The Game Plan. Since then, George has worked to refine his craft onstage, including not only the credits indicated above, but also work with his Nashville-based theatrical troupe, Actors By George, which he founded in 2012.George, a modern-day Renaissance man, makes his way to Broadway 20 years after he won the Heisman Trophy in 1995 for his exploits at Ohio State. In nine years as an Night net quarterback, George rushed for more than 10,000 yards, earning trips to four Pro Bowls and in 2000, the distinction of being a first-team all-pro running back.He didn't slow down in his post-playing career, earning an MBA from Northwestern University and joining the board of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville.Now, the former lead back wil

l take on a lead role, depicting defense attorney Billy Flynn — a mischievous albeit charming character. George seems poised to outlast another athlete that made the jump to Broadway. Muhammad Ali appeared in "Buck White" in 1969. The show only lasted seven performances.And if George and Chicago The Musical have had any common goal in mind since 1996, it's this: Stop at nothing to keep the run going.