Panic! At the Disco's Brendon Urie Will Star in Broadway's Kinky Boots

Broadway News   Panic! At the Disco's Brendon Urie Will Star in Broadway's Kinky Boots
 
The Grammy nominee will make his Broadway debut beginning in May.
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Panic! At the Disco frontman Brendon Urie will make his Broadway debut in Kinky Boots. He’ll assume the role of Charlie Price beginning May 26, taking over for Olivier Award nominee Killian Donnelly. He’ll play a limited engagement through August 6 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

“I’m thrilled to be making my Broadway debut with this fantastic company,” Urie said in a statement. “I’m a huge fan of Kinky Boots and musical theatre, and am honored to be joining this cast.”

Urie is the last remaining original member of Panic! At the Disco. The band’s fifth studio album, Death of a Bachelor, dropped in January 2016—later that year, they headlined a summer tour alongside Weezer. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart and was nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. Their music can be heard on the soundtracks of such films as Jennifer’s Body, The Smurfs, and Suicide Squad.

In addition to Donnelly, the current cast of Kinky Boots also features J. Harrison Ghee as Lola and Taylor Louderman as Lauren, as well as Daniel Stewart Sherman, Shannon O’Boyle, Marcus Neville, Sean Patrick Doyle, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Fred Odgaard, Kyle Post, Eric LaJuan Summers, Hernando Umana, Adinah Alexander, Eugene Barry-Hill, Stephen Berger, Damien Brett, Devin Trey Campbell, Christopher Convery, Holly Davis, Jesus Del Orden, Stephane Duret, Christy Faber, Mia Gentile, Blair Goldberg, Natalie Joy Johnson, Jake Katzman, Jeff Kuhr, Ross Lekites, Eric Leviton, Ellyn Marie Marsh, John Jeffrey Martin, Michael Milkanin, Nathan Peck, Jennifer Perry, and Stephen Tewksbury.

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