Wayne Brady as Lola in the Broadway cast of Kinky Boots.
Wayne Brady as Lola in the Broadway cast of Kinky Boots.
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Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee Wayne Brady will return to the Broadway cast of Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre for a strictly limited engagement March 5-April 26.

Brady steps in as Lola, replacing J. Harrison Ghee, who will temporarily leave the show for another project and return on May 1. Brady first took over the role from original Tony-winning cast member Billy Porter. He most recently starred as Aaron Burr in the Chicago production of Hamilton, and currently hosts the CBS game show Let's Make a Deal, which has earned him six Daytime Emmy Award nominations. Brady will also appear in a recurring role in the third season of USA Network's hit series Colony.

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 Award winner Harvey Fierstein and direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell. The musical follows Charlie Price, a young man reluctantly taking over his family's struggling shoe factory and looking for a fresh idea. Charlie meets and finds inspiration in Lola and together, they discover that it takes a good friend to make a great pair.

The current Broadway cast of Kinky Boots includes J. Harrison Ghee (Lola), Jake Shears (Charlie Price), Kirstin Maldonado (Lauren), Daniel Stewart Sherman, Caroline Bowman, Marcus Neville, Adinah Alexander, Eugene Barry-Hill, Stephen Berger, Holly Davis, Jesus Del Orden, Stephane Duret, Mia Gentile, Blair Goldberg, Natalie Joy Johnson, Jake Katzman, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Blaine Alden Krauss, Eric Leviton, Jake Odmark, John Jeffrey Martin, Julia McLellan, Michael Milkanin, Connor Mills, Christian Mullins, Fred Odgaard, Robert Pendilla, Jennifer Perry, Kyle Post, Charlie Sutton, Joey Taranto, and Stephen Tewksbury.

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