Unwrap Your Candies Now

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.


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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.

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


This article is part of the Unwrap Your Candies Now podcast

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Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

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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