True Blood’s Stephen Moyer Struts His Stuff in ‘Chicago’

August 13, 2013

And Who’s the True Blood Star in the Audience?

Stephen Moyer who plays Bill Compton in HBO's True BloodMany fans are uncomfortable with Stephen Moyer playing the villain in HBO’s True Blood Season 6. Bill Compton, the suave southerner that Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) once loved, has become the demi-god Billith and it seems he has lost the very things fan (and Sookie) found endearing about him. But in real life, Stephen Moyer is anything but the villain – and he’s multi-talented to boot!

Stephen has recently been singing up a storm in the stage production of Chicago. The True Blood star is playing the role of Billy Flynn. Stephen is starring alongside Xena star Lucy Lawless and singer (who is also the little sister to Jessica SimpsonAshlee Simpson. Not only does his role call for a great singing voice, but Moyer can be seen dancing on stage as well.

And it wasn’t just fans in the audience of Chicago – Moyer had to contend with knowing there was a member of the True Blood cast also present. Kristin Bauer van Straten tweeted a photo of herself and her husband, Abri van Straten in the audience:

Kristin Bauer van Straten and husband, Abri van Straten watch Stephen Moyer as he stars in Chicago

Credit: Kristin Bauer van Straten’s Twitter

Loved #StephenMoyer & @RealLucyLawless in #Chicago last night @HollywoodBowl!

Kristin (who plays vampire Pam Swynford de Beaufort in HBO’s True Blood) was very impressed with Stephen Moyer’s performance, telling a fan on Twitter that he “rocked it” as the “dapper slick lawyer.”

Did you get a chance to see Stephen Moyer perform as Billy Flynn in Chicago? Let us know in the comments below.

Sources: WetPaint – True Blood’s Stephen Moyer Sings With Ashlee Simpson in Chicago: First Look! (PHOTOS)

WetPaint – Which True Blood Star Supported Stephen Moyer at His Chicago Performance? (PHOTO)

(Photo Credits: HBO Inc./John P. Johnson & Twitter/Kristin Bauer van Straten)

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Stephen Moyer to Star in Stage Production of ‘Chicago’

June 29, 2013

Moyer is No Stranger to the Stage:

Lilith (Jessica Clark) talks to Billith (Stephen Moyer) in HBO's True Blood Season 6, Episode 2, entitled 'The Sun'Stephen Moyer is currently burning up the screen as the blood-covered Billith in HBO’s True Blood Season 6. However, he is set to take on another role soon: that of Billy in the longest running stage show in Broadway history, Chicago.

Hollywood Bowl has just announced it list of actors set to star in their latest production of Chicago. Besides Moyer, the list includes:

  • Samantha Barks as Velma
  • Drew Carey as Amos
  • Lucy Lawless as Mama Morton

The much coveted role of Roxie Hart has not been announced yet, although there will possibly be much fanfare when this actors name is finally released.

Stephen Moyer is no stranger to the stage though. He has performed with the following groups: The National Theatre of Wales, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Oxford Stage Company and The Young Vic.

Actress Brooke Shields will direct the production. This is her first time directing, but not her first experience with Chicago, having acted in it both on Broadway and in London’s West End. Rob Fischer will conduct the performance, having also had a long history with the production. This association goes as far back as 1996.

There will be three performances of Chicago: Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27 at 8:00pm, and Sunday, July 28 at 7:30pm.

To purchase tickets, go to HollywoodBowl.com or Ticketmaster.com. Alternatively, you can ring 323.850.2000 or 800.745.3000 or visit the Hollywood Bowl Box Office in person.

Let us know if you plan to view Stephen Moyer’s performance in Chicago by comenting below.

Sources: BroadwayWorld.com – Breaking News: Samantha Barks, Drew Carey, Lucy Lawless & Stephen Moyer to Star in CHICAGO at the Hollywood Bowl

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)

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