David Hasselhoff (search), star of TV's "Baywatch," is to appear in the London stage production of hit musical "Chicago," promoters announced Monday.

The 51-year-old will play scheming lawyer Billy Flynn (search) in the show, which has run in the West End for seven years. He will be at the Adelphi Theatre for 60 performances from July 16 for his British stage debut.

"This is not about making money — this is about following my heart, challenging myself and having fun," Hasselhoff said.

"Billy will be like every attorney I've ever known — charming until he delivers the bill."