Jaime Camil Extends Run in Broadway's 'Chicago'
Jaime Camil is extending his stay in New York this summer: The Mexican actor's run in Broadway's Chicago has been stretched until July 31. He was originally set to play a five-week limited engagement, ending July 3.
The Jane the Virgin actor, who portrays the smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn in the Tony Award-winning musical, took to Twitter to confirm the news.
Camil was welcomed to Broadway by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda just days after he took the stage at the Ambassador Theater earlier this month.
Stars like Gloria Estefan and Camil's Jane the Virgin co-stars didn't miss the chance to see him in Chicago, while also making a stop backstage to snap a photo with the man of the hour.
A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to our good friend @jaimecamil for his spectacular performance as Billy Flynn in @chicagomusical and kudos as well to the entire amazing cast! We loved every moment! MUCHAS FELICIDADES para nuestro gran amigo, @jaimecamil por esplendorosa actuación en @chicagomusical y también todo el talentoso elenco! Lo disfrutamos muchísimo!----------------------❤️
Camil told Billboard that he wanted to add new qualities to his character and allow him to have a comedic side. "I think what I can bring to the table for Billy is a little bit more of comedy. Not only do I want to be this slick lawyer who never loses a case and is a smooth talker, but also find a way where he gets to have fun. In some of the punch lines, I'm taking them a step further into the comedic side but still, of course, respecting the character."