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NFL Legend Eddie George Stars In “Chicago” And “Miss Saigon” Violinist Zoë Miller Shares Secrets Of A Touring Broadway Musician

We meet two Broadway artists with unique stories: an NFL player-turned-leading man and a classical violinist who leads the pit orchestra of a major production.

  • Eddie George and Zoë Miller (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Society for the Performing Arts and Zoë Miller)
    Eddie George and Zoë Miller (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Society for the Performing Arts and Zoë Miller)
  • Eddie George stars as "Billy Flynn" in "Chicago." (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Society for the Performing Arts)
    Eddie George stars as "Billy Flynn" in "Chicago." (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Society for the Performing Arts)
  • Terra C. MacLeod as "Velma Kelly" and Ensemble in "Chicago" (Photo Credit: Paul Kolnik)
    Terra C. MacLeod as "Velma Kelly" and Ensemble in "Chicago" (Photo Credit: Paul Kolnik)
  • Dylis Croman as "Roxie Hart" in "Chicago" (Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel)
    Dylis Croman as "Roxie Hart" in "Chicago" (Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel)
  • Terra C. MacLeod as "Velma Kelly" and Merry Murderesses in "Chicago" (Photo Credit: Paul Kolnik)
    Terra C. MacLeod as "Velma Kelly" and Merry Murderesses in "Chicago" (Photo Credit: Paul Kolnik)
  • Zoë Miller (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Zoë Miller)
    Zoë Miller (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Zoë Miller)
  • Zoë Miller on tour with "Miss Saigon" in San Francisco (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Zoë Miller)
    Zoë Miller on tour with "Miss Saigon" in San Francisco (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Zoë Miller)
  • Zoë Miller performing in the orchestra of "Miss Saigon" (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Zoë Miller)
    Zoë Miller performing in the orchestra of "Miss Saigon" (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Zoë Miller)
  • Zoë Miller at the Kennedy Center (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Zoë Miller)
    Zoë Miller at the Kennedy Center (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Zoë Miller)

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In this episode of "Unwrap Your Candies Now," Ernie Manouse talks with Eddie George about his transition from football to theater. The Heisman Trophy winner and former Houston Oiler/Tennessee Titan/Dallas Cowboy stars as "Billy Flynn" in the hit musical Chicago, which Society for the Performing Arts presents from June 4 – 9 at Jones Hall.

Catherine Lu chats with violinist Zoë Miller, concertmaster of the touring Broadway production of Miss Saigon. A graduate of Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, Miller earned her master's degree from New York University last year and has been traveling with the Miss Saigon US Tour since the fall. She shares behind-the-scenes stories and "secrets" from the pit orchestra of a major show.

Share your comments, questions and ideas at UYCN@houstonpublicmedia.org.

Music used in Zoë Miller's segment: Excerpts from the Miss Saigon National Tour.

 

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Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Senior Content Producer & Announcer

While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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