Celebrate 6 Years of Kinky Boots With Videos of Billy Porter, Stark Sands, Wayne Brady, Brendon Urie, David Cook, and More

Video   Celebrate 6 Years of Kinky Boots With Videos of Billy Porter, Stark Sands, Wayne Brady, Brendon Urie, David Cook, and More
 
The Tony-winning musical by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper opened in April 2013 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.
Stark Sands and Billy Porter in <i>Kinky Boots</i>
Stark Sands and Billy Porter in Kinky Boots Sean Williams

Kinky Boots, the 2013 Tony winner for Best Musical, will end its run April 7 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. At the time of closing, the hit musical will have played 2,507 regular performances and 34 previews—making it the 25th longest-running production in Broadway history.

Take a look back at the Tony-winning production, directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, and several of the actors who have brought the Harvey Fierstein-Cyndi Lauper musical to life in the videos below.

Highlights from the out-of-town tryout in Chicago

Billy Porter, who won a Tony for his performance, journeys from Billy to Lola in this backstage video

Highlights from the original Broadway company, featuring Porter and Stark Sands

In the recording studio with Porter as he records “Sex Is in the Heel”

In the recording studio with Sands as he records “Soul of a Man”

Wayne Brady, who played several stints as Lola, joins the Broadway company

Pop star Brendon Urie, who bowed on Broadway as Charlie, belts out “Soul of a Man”

Lauper discusses writing the Kinky Boots score

A look at the cost of putting on a Broadway musical like Kinky Boots

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