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Date of Birth: June 02, 1972 (43)
Birth Place: Orlando, FL, USA
Gender: Male
Original Broadway Cast Member Kyle Taylor Parker to Join Toronto's KINKY BOOTSOriginal Broadway Cast Member Kyle Taylor Parker to Join Toronto's KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Producers Daryl Roth, Hal Luftig and David Mirvish announced today that original Broadway cast member Kyle Taylor Parker will join the Toronto company as 'Lola' in the Tony Award-winning musical KINKY BOOTS at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Parker, who played 'Lola' on Broadway and on tour, will take over the role in Toronto, beginning March 15, 2016. (more...)

Toronto KINKY BOOTS Star Alan Mingo Jr. to Succeed Wayne Brady as 'Lola' on BroadwayToronto KINKY BOOTS Star Alan Mingo Jr. to Succeed Wayne Brady as 'Lola' on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Alan Mingo Jr. will play 'Lola' in the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street), beginning March 29, 2016. Mingo, who comes to Broadway straight from the Toronto production of Kinky Boots, succeeds Emmy Award-winner Wayne Brady in the role. Brady, who took over the coveted part of 'Lola' from Tony Award-winner (and original star) Billy Porter in November 2015, plays his final performance on March 27, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Wayne Brady Talks Bringing the Heat in Broadway's KINKY BOOTSVIDEO: Wayne Brady Talks Bringing the Heat in Broadway's KINKY BOOTS
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Multi-talented performer Wayne Brady stopped by today's GMA to discuss his run as a drag queen in the Tony-winning musical KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

Scoop: GOOD MORNING AMERICA on ABC - Week of January 25, 2016Scoop: GOOD MORNING AMERICA on ABC - Week of January 25, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jan 22, 2016

Get all the scoop on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, airing on ABC for the week of January 25, 2016! (more...)

Everything Is RENT (This Month): Countdown to the 20th Anniversary with Wayne Brady and Telly LeungEverything Is RENT (This Month): Countdown to the 20th Anniversary with Wayne Brady and Telly Leung
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

This month we are all RENT-heads again, because BroadwayWorld is paying homage to the musical with 20 days of RENT! Be sure to check back daily to get your fix with videos of performances from Broadway, the big screen and beyond. Today, we're bringing you Wayne Brady and Telly Leung's performance of 'You Okay Honey?' and 'Today 4 U' from 2010. (more...)

FROZEN to Air on Disney Channel; Josh Gad to Voice Olaf on SOFIA THE FIRSTFROZEN to Air on Disney Channel; Josh Gad to Voice Olaf on SOFIA THE FIRST
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Fan favorite Olaf then makes a special appearance on the hit series for kids age 2-7, 'Sofia the First,' MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15 (11:30 a.m. EST on Disney Channel and 7:00 p.m. EST on Disney Junior). (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/13/2016 - National Swing Day and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/13/2016 - National Swing Day and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 13, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: James Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY travels to L.A., it's National Swing Day (use #EquityTeamSwing to celebrate), and the company of THE WOODSMAN meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

Jon Viktor Corpuz, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Among 2016 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award Winners; Wayne Brady to Host Ceremony!Jon Viktor Corpuz, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Among 2016 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award Winners; Wayne Brady to Host Ceremony!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report several stage names among the recipients of the newly renamed 2016 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, to be presented at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center on March 2, 2016. (more...)

Everything Is RENT (This Month): Countdown to the 20th Anniversary with Nicole ScherzingerEverything Is RENT (This Month): Countdown to the 20th Anniversary with Nicole Scherzinger
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

This month we are all RENT-heads again, because BroadwayWorld is paying homage to the musical with 20 days of RENT! Be sure to check back daily to get your fix with videos of performances from Broadway, the big screen and beyond. Today, we're bringing you Nicole Scherzinger's performance of 'Over the Moon' from the Hollywood Bowl production in 2010. (more...)

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call HighlightsPhoto Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
by Walter McBride - Dec 30, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, BroadwayWorld takes one last look at this season's brightest moments before the curtain comes down, showcasing what readers - and audiences - loved most. Below, check out the curtain call highlights on Broadway from 2015! (more...)

Scoop: WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? on THE CW - Monday, January 11, 2016Scoop: WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? on THE CW - Monday, January 11, 2016
by TV Scoop - Dec 24, 2015

Get all the scoop on WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?, airing on THE CW on Monday, January 11, 2016! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Wayne Brady and HAMILTON Stars Freestyle for #Ham4Ham WinnerSTAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Wayne Brady and HAMILTON Stars Freestyle for #Ham4Ham Winner
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2015

In today's #Ham4Ham, KINKY BOOTS' Wayne Brady joined HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs, Christopher Jackson and Freestyle Love Supreme's Chris 'Shockwave' Sullivan for some freestyle. Check out the performance below! (more...)

Scoop: WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? on THE CW - Monday, January 4, 2016Scoop: WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? on THE CW - Monday, January 4, 2016
by - Dec 17, 2015

Get all the scoop on WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?, airing on THE CW on Monday, January 4, 2016! (more...)

Cyndi Lauper Named Inaugural Grand Marshall of SHOW DAYCyndi Lauper Named Inaugural Grand Marshall of SHOW DAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

For the first time ever, performing arts centers, promoters, producers, sports teams and more from across the country are joining together to declare December 26 Show Day. This is a live entertainment industry initiative to proclaim the 26th the day to take family, friends and loved ones to a live event. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 12/8/2015 - 12/15/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 12/8/2015 - 12/15/2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 12/8/2015 - 12/15/2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Wayne Brady Says YEAH to KINKY BOOTS in New Performance ClipSTAGE TUBE: Wayne Brady Says YEAH to KINKY BOOTS in New Performance Clip
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just obtained some new footage of Brady performing 'Everybody Say Yeah' with the KINKY BOOTS cast, and you can see it below! (more...)

Peking Acrobats to Perform at Meany HallPeking Acrobats to Perform at Meany Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

The Peking Acrobats, a troupe of China's most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists, and gymnasts, accompanied by live musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments, will bring their 2,000-year-old tradition of acrobatics to Meany Hall as part of an extensive tour of North America that celebrates the troupe's 30th Anniversary and the Year of the Monkey. The Peking Acrobats will appear at Meany Hall in two performances as part of the UW World Series on Saturday, January 23 at 3:00pm and 7:30pm. (more...)

Scoop: WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? on THE CW - Wednesday, December 30, 2015Scoop: WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? on THE CW - Wednesday, December 30, 2015
by TV Scoop - Dec 9, 2015

Get all the scoop on WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, December 30, 2015! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/9/2015 - Pinkins, McArdle, Broadbent and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/9/2015 - Pinkins, McArdle, Broadbent and More!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 9, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Off-Broadway is packed with opening shows, WICKED welcomes new faces on tour, Jim Broadbent takes on 'Scrooge' and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch the Stars of KINKY BOOTS and HAMILTON Rap Battle at BC/EFA's GYPSY OF THE YEARSTAGE TUBE: Watch the Stars of KINKY BOOTS and HAMILTON Rap Battle at BC/EFA's GYPSY OF THE YEAR
by Stage Tube - Dec 8, 2015

KINKY BOOTS star Wayne Brady surprised today's audience at BC/EFA's 27th annual GYPSY OF THE YEAR competition with guest rappers Christopher Jackson and Lin-Manuel Miranda from this season's Broadway sensation HAMILTON. The trio showed off their improvisational chops, topping each other in a rap battle based on words provided by the audience, including chicken, sarsaparilla, succubus, tsunami, scaffolding and condom. Brady and KINKY BOOTS took top honors for best onstage presentation. Check it out below! (more...)

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