American Idol Winner David Cook Makes Broadway Debut in Kinky Boots April 3

Broadway News   American Idol Winner David Cook Makes Broadway Debut in Kinky Boots April 3
 
Wayne Brady and Kirstin Maldonado also currently star in the Tony-winning musical at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.
David Cook
David Cook Matthew Murphy

David Cook, the winner of the seventh season of American Idol, makes his Broadway debut in the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots beginning April 3 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

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Kirstin Maldonado Matthew Murphy

Cook steps into the role of Charlie Price for a limited engagement through May 5. The singer, who released his new EP Chromance February 16, succeeds Jake Shears.

Cook joins Wayne Brady, who returned to the role of Lola March 5.

“I am so thrilled and honored that I am going to be part of this show and get to work with so many amazing people!” Cook said in an earlier statement. “I love the collaborative aspect of theatre, the idea of being part of a creative team and working it out in front of an audience each night.”

SEE WHAT IS COMING TO BROADWAY IN THE NEAR FUTURE

Grammy winner Kirstin Maldonado, of the a cappella group Pentatonix, recently extended her run as Lauren through April 26.

The winner of six 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a Tony Award-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, a book by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein, and direction and choreography by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell.
(Updated April 3, 2018)

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