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Thread: Canadian figure skater Elvis Stojko to make acting debut in 'Chicago'

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    News Canadian figure skater Elvis Stojko to make acting debut in 'Chicago'

    Canadian Olympic figure skating star Elvis Stojko will make his professional acting debut as smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn in an upcoming production of "Chicago, the Musical."

    Mirvish Productions is mounting the musical as part of its 50th anniversary season.

    "People think of me as only a skater. What they don't know is that I love musicals," the Newmarket, Ont., native said in a statement.

    "Now I finally have the chance to play a great role in one of the greatest musicals of all time. I'm very excited."

    Article from CTV
    Written by Victoria Ahearn of The Canadian Press
    Published 17th September 2013

    http://www.ctvnews.ca/entertainment/...cago-1.1458804

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    What a surprise! Doesn't he deal with martial arts?

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    He's a Renaissance Man. A skating karate Ninja song-and-dance guy.

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    Holy cannoli! Elvis can sing? Who knew? What a neat idea. I hope anyone who gets to see him will report. I bet he'd have a lot of fun portraying the slick hustler persona of the character. I love that he loves musicals.

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    Oh Good Lord!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    He's a Renaissance Man. A skating karate Ninja song-and-dance guy.
    Good for him!

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    Any news on his debut? Any article, criticism in newspaper? I'm really corious of his voice and acting talent.

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    The play doesn't open until next March.

    But here is a sample of Elvis singing, from his 2009 album "100 lives."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QADTPYwkPOQ

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    Does anyone know if the album ever got released or if it was just the one single? I don't know how current his website is, but it says the album is to be released later 'this year'.

    However, his site also lets acting credits, including a part in 'Grease' in 2004. I haven't found any reviews, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    The play doesn't open until next March.

    But here is a sample of Elvis singing, from his 2009 album "100 lives."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QADTPYwkPOQ
    Thank you, Mathman! I'm really surprised!! I love his nice voice and the very short song, too!!! I want more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    The play doesn't open until next March.

    But here is a sample of Elvis singing, from his 2009 album "100 lives."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QADTPYwkPOQ
    I don't know if I'd call this singing. More like talking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drivingmissdaisy View Post
    I don't know if I'd call this singing. More like talking.
    Why do you think so? That is right, it isn't a too complicated song,but his voice is lovely, and he sweetly sang the song.

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    Elvis sang the song "100 lifetimes" in one of his Rock the Ice shows, but I can't find a YouTube of it.

    I am not sure what it means these days to "release" an album. It is not on Amazon. I think you have to be one of Elvis' personal friends to own a copy. As far as I can tell there was not much activity after the initial announcement in 2009.

    http://digitaljournal.com/article/281710

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    Elvis has a very limited vocal range, so I wouldn't exactly call him a 'singer'. And after having watched Oksana Baiul, Tara Lipinski and Sasha Cohen in their attempts at acting, IMO skaters are usually best when they're skating.

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