Since retiring from football in 2005, Eddie George has been keeping himself busy by fine-tuning his acting chops, and it looks like his work has paid off.
George, who has done small theater in Nashville, Tenn., is headed to Broadway this winter and will tackle the role of lawyer Billy Flynn in Chicago.
George’s acting credits include Matthew Lopez’s The Whipping Man at the Nashville Repertory Theatre, Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog at Amun Ra Theatre, also in Nashville, and playing both Othello and Julius Caesar at the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.
Last year George noted how acting, specifically in Othello, correlated with his life.
“For one, he is a man that’s reached the high of the high, and I’ve done that in my football days. Othello is a story of betrayal of love and jealousy, and that’s something I’ve experienced in my lifetime,” George stated.
“In Shakespeare and plays, there’s a level of athleticism you have to do. The only thing that’s different is that you’re communicating verbally instead of physically,” George continued.
You can catch George in Chicago starting Jan. 11, through Feb. 28.