After her critically-acclaimed debut as Roxie Hart on Broadway and in London’s West End, Christie Brinkley will make her Broadway tour debut this spring as she reprises her killer role in the six-time Tony Award-winning musical smash hit CHICAGO. Also joining the cast is star of "Seinfeld" and "Family Feud", John O'Hurley as Billy Flynn. This killer show will play at the San Diego Civic Theatre tonight, May 8 through May 13, 2012. Tickets are available now.
CHICAGO Producer Barry Weissler said: "We are thrilled to welcome Christie and her incredible dedication, focus and determination that she exhibits… I'm excited to share with audiences the stellar performance that she delivers."
Throughout her career as a supermodel, Christie Brinkley has appeared on more than 500 magazine covers worldwide. But more than that, she also excels as an artist, writer, photographer, designer, actress, philanthropist environmentalist and political activist. Christie Brinkley recently launched a line of natural skin care products as part of her new company, Christie Brinkley Beauty.
A Ford model for over thirty years, Christie was discovered by a photographer in Paris at the age of eighteen. Since then, she has become the first model to ever appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated for three consecutive years, and appeared in the publication's annual swimsuit issues and television specials for years to follow.
In 1976, CoverGirl gave Christie her first "big break" in modeling with a contract, which launched the start of a 20-year partnership that marks the longest-running cosmetics contract of any model in history.
Christie is known for her commitment to health and fitness. Christie wrote and illustrated a health and beauty book, "Christie Brinkley's Outdoor Beauty and Fitness Guide" which topped The New York Times bestseller list.
On the big screen, she made her acting debut in 1983 opposite Chevy Chase in the feature film National Lampoon's Vacation and its 1997 sequel, Vegas Vacation. She has also appeared in Billy Joel's classic music videos "Uptown Girl," "Keeping the Faith" and "All About Soul," as well as Mick Jones' music video "Just Wanna Hold."
On television, Christie has appeared on NBC's "Mad About You" and hosted Lifetime Television's "InStyle Celebrity Weddings," which became the highest rated special in Lifetime's history. She has also been featured in Vh1's "Pop Culture Icons" series. Christie has been the subject of many documentaries including the HBO program "Beautiful Baby, Beautiful," Lifetime's "Intimate Portrait" and "Barbara Walters' Oscar Night Special."
Christie is an active member and dedicated supporter/activist for many organizations including UNICEF's Art and Entertainment Support Committee, Handgun Control, Ovarian Cancer, Susan G. Komen Foundation, the Cousteau Society, Southern Poverty Law, The Wilderness Society and stopglobalwarming.org.
She currently lives in New York with two of her three children, Sailor Lee and Jack Paris. Her
daughter, actress/singer Alexa Ray Joel, lives in New York City.
One of People magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive," John O'Hurley has become one of television's busiest and most versatile actors, show hosts, advertising heroes and feature film stars. The award-winning actor is best known as J. Peterman on "Seinfeld," which is now the #1 syndicated series in 85 countries throughout the world.
O'Hurley danced his way into the hearts of America as the ultimate champion of the highly rated ABC series "Dancing with the Stars." He can also be seen weekly as the host of the popular syndicated game show "Family Feud."
He first appeared on Broadway as Billy Flynn in 2006 and has reprised that role with the Broadway and National Touring companies of CHICAGO in recent years. He also starred as King Arthur in the Las Vegas production of Monty Python's Spamalot.