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Wayne Brady Takes First Bows Returning to Kinky Boots on Broadway

The actor reprises his turn as Lola for a limited run through April 26.

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Wayne Brady returns to the cast of Kinky Boots at Broadway's Al Hirschfield Theatre.
(© Tricia Baron)

Wayne Brady returned to the Broadway cast of Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Monday, March 5, for a strictly limited engagement through 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.

Wayne Brady and costar Jake Shears take a bow at curtain call.
(© Tricia Baron)

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 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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