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Lyle in 2002
Lyle in 2002
Lyle in 2006
Lyle in 2006
Lyle
Portrayed by Eric Lange
Episode Willkommen
Status Arrested

Lyle was the piano man in the Francisville Community Theater production of Cabaret. He knew all the lines but didn't have the courage to audition. Lyle was in love with actress Nora McCarthy, but she was in love with newbie actor Dennis Hofferman.

In 2006 when the detectives interview him about Dennis' murder, Lyle tells them that Gloria Hill, Dennis's fiancée, heard Dennis and Nora talking about their future since he left the microphones on.

It was later revealed that Lyle overheard Nora ask Clinton to use the director's gun and a ski mask to rattle Dennis to hinder his performance so he would not be noticed by an imaginary agent attending the play. Determined to claim his chance at stardom, Lyle used the plan so he could go onstage in Dennis' place, quoting "What happened to, the show must go on!" He proves to Detectives Kat Miller and Lilly Rush that he still knows the words. When he attacked Dennis, Lyle said that the theater is all he had and this is the one time he'll shine. The gun ended up going off and killing Dennis.

In the present, he is arrested for murder. Lyle didn't even get what he killed for since the play was canceled after Dennis' death.

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