Wayne Brady Returns to Broadway’s Kinky Boots March 5

Broadway News   Wayne Brady Returns to Broadway’s Kinky Boots March 5
 
The Emmy winner once again steps into the high-heeled boots of Lola, initially appearing alongside Jake Shears and Kirstin Maldonado.
Wayne Brady in <i>Kinky Boots</i>
Wayne Brady in Kinky Boots Joan Marcus

Emmy winner and Grammy nominee Wayne Brady steps back into his heels as Lola in the Tony-winning Kinky Boots beginning March 5.

Brady, who will continue through April 26 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, succeeds J. Harrison Ghee, who is temporarily leaving the show to star in the Paper Mill Playhouse world premiere of the new musical The Sting. Ghee will return May 1.

For the first weeks of his limited run, Brady will appear opposite Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears, who plays Charlie Price through April 1, as well as Kirstin Maldonado, who takes on the role of Lauren through April 8. American Idol winner David Cook will become Broadway's new Charlie Price beginning April 3.

Read: AMERICAN IDOL WINNER DAVID COOK WILL MAKE BROADWAY DEBUT IN KINKY BOOTS

“To say that I’m thrilled to step back into Lola’s fabulous shoes would be the understatement of the century!” Brady said in an earlier statement. “Lola is a role of a lifetime for an actor, a true tour de force. In this current political and social climate, we need more people to see characters like Lola… unafraid to speak her mind and unabashedly true to herself.”

Brady most recently starred as Aaron Burr in Hamilton in Chicago. He currently hosts CBS’ Let’s Make a Deal, which has earned him six Daytime Emmy Award nominations.

Read: SCISSOR SISTERS’ JAKE SHEARS AND PENTATONIX’S KIRSTIN MALDONADO ON SLIPPING INTO THEIR KINKY BOOTS

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 March 5, 2018)

Shop the Playbill Store for all
Kinky Boots souvenirs and merchandise
 
Recommended Reading:
 X

Blocking belongs
on the stage,
not on websites.

Our website is made possible by
displaying online advertisements to our visitors.

Please consider supporting us by
whitelisting playbill.com with your ad blocker.
Thank you!