Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie to Join ‘Kinky Boots’ on Broadway

By Erica Abbott

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Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie will be entering the Land of Lola when he makes his Broadway debut in “Kinky Boots” this summer. Urie will star as Charlie Price, who is tasked with saving the family shoe business—and succeeds with the help of a fabulous drag queen.

“I’m very excited to announce that I am joining the cast of ‘Kinky Boots’ this summer on Broadway,” Urie said in a video statement. “That’s crazy to say because this has been on my bucket list for the longest time and it really is a dream come true. I’m just so incredibly excited to be joining ‘Kinky Boots’ on Broadway. That’s wild.” He added, “Plus you guys get to see me in those heels now, so that’s pretty cool!”

Urie later wrote on Instagram that the news was the “best start to a birthday so far.”

About to take on a life long dream & head to Broadway. Excited to join @KinkyBootsBway this summer as Charlie Price. See you all in NY! pic.twitter.com/QVWWcs64fS

— Panic! At The Disco (@PanicAtTheDisco) April 11, 2017

Previous actors in the role of Charlie Price include Stark Sands, Andy Kelso, Aaron C. Finley. The cast currently features Killian Donnelly as Charlie, J. Harrison Ghee as Lola, Taylor Louderman as Lauren, in addition to Daniel Stewart Sherman, Shannon O’Boyle, Marcus Neville and Sean Patrick Doyle. The Cyndi Lauper musical has won six Tony Awards.

Urie will star in “Kinky Boots” from May 26 through August 6 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York.

Social Media Reacts to Brendon Urie Making Broadway Debut in “Kinky Boots”

Y’all @brendonurie AS CHARLIE IN @KinkyBootsBway IS EVERYTHING TO ME, EVERYTHING♥️✨ Can I be his Lola!!! This is too perfect

— tony collins (@tonyycollinss) April 11, 2017

congrats to the mega talented @brendonurie for the broadway lead. u were born w stars for eyes xxxx

— Dan Reynolds (@DanReynolds) April 12, 2017

Happy birthday @brendonurie — Just saw the news about Broadway. Unbelievably cool. Congrats!! Yer a stah, kid!

— Alexander William (@AlexAllTimeLow) April 12, 2017

I did not know the true meaning/experience of being #SHOOKETH until I found out Brendon Urie was going to be in Kinky Boots.

— Blessedterns (@Blessedterns) April 11, 2017

Me: I don’t really like star casting I think it takes away from experienced actors
“Brendon Urie is going to star in Kinky Boots” pic.twitter.com/dW4AbsQr8E

— Mallory Warrix (@mallorywarrix) April 11, 2017

Brendon Urie is gonna be in Kinky Boots on Broadway… if I don’t get tickets I’ll cry

— Knee Nuh (@ninerrrrr) April 12, 2017

When I find out @brendonurie is going to play Charlie in @KinkyBootsBwaypic.twitter.com/igzEr6JGJn

— Chase Walker (@cwalker842) April 11, 2017

Brendon Urie on Broadway in Kinky Boots is probably the weirdest news I’ll hear all week. But I’ll go.

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