Turns out that Springer did leave America’s Got Talent for a new gig. He’s going to be playing the role of Billy Flynn in Chicago at the West End’s Cambridge Theatre in London.
“I love doing different things in my life. I can’t think of anyone with a luckier life than I’ve had. I’m 65, and when someone comes to you and says, ‘Would you like to be in a play on the West End?’, particularly one with the impact of Chicago — wow, you’d be crazy to say no. And the role of Billy Flynn is actually one I’m reasonably comfortable with it – I know enough about the character, not just being from Chicago but I’m a lawyer and I’m also in show business. There are elements of the character that I can draw upon I think – I hope I’m not being naÃ¯ve with this – like talking to the jury and the putting on of a big show.”
He really does have an amazing career! I used to have a very negative opinion on Jerry until I met him, and I have to say that he’s truly a genuinely sweet man, and I absolutely love him. He’s simply an entertainer, not a trash promoter. So with that I say, “Congrats, Jerry, Jerry, Jerry, Jerry!”