About Cuba Gooding Jr
Cuba Gooding Jr. is an Oscar winning actor best known for Boyz n Hood, Jerry Maguire and more recently FX drama series The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story in which he starred as O.J Simpson.
Cuba will make his British stage debut as smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn in Chicago.
Cuba Gooding Jr’s previous theatre roles
Cuba Gooding Jr made his Broadway theatre debut alongside Cicely Tyson and Vanessa Williams in the Tony Award-nominated production of The Trip to Bountiful in 2013.
Cuba Gooding Jr’s film and tv roles
Predominately a film actor, Cuba’s other notable films include A Few Good Men (1992), The Tuskegee Airmen (1995), Outbreak (1995), Men of Honor (2000), Pearl Harbor (2001), As Good as It Gets (1997), American Gangster (2007), Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013), and Selma (2014).
Since starring in American Crime Story as O.J Simpson, Cuba has starred in Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story: Roanoke and Katrina: American Crime Story.
What role does Cuba Gooding Jr play
Cuba Gooding Jr will play Billy Flynn – the smooth-talking lawyer who makes celebrities of his clients to win sympathy and sway public opinion.
What is CHICAGO about
Chicago is dazzling multi-award-winning musical about murderous showgirls. Set in the Cook County Jail of prohibition- era Chicago, it follows the tale of nightclub singer Roxie Hart, her cell-block rival Velma Kelly, and the smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn.
Chicago is currently booking from 26 March 2018 until 23 June 2018 at the Phoenix Theatre.