Killian Donnelly to Lead KINKY BOOTS on Broadway!
After originating the role on the West End, Killian Donnelly is headed across the pond to lead the Broadway company of Kinky Boots as Charlie Price. First reported by journalist Baz Bamigboye, and confirmed by the actor via Twitter, Donnelly will take over from Aaron C. Finley on December 6th, and is expected to stay for a six-month run through late May.
Donnelly playedhis final performance as 'Charlie Price' in the West End's KINKY BOOTS on August 13th. Among his past London stage credits are THE COMMITMENTS, MEMPHIS, LES MISERABLES, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and Billy Elliot.
Broadway's high-heeled hit, Kinky Boots, is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, and Grammy winner Cyndi Lauper has made history with Kinky Boots as the first solo woman ever to receive the Tony Award for Best Score!
Charlie Price has suddenly inherited his father's shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he's meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible... and discovers that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.
Featuring direction and Tony-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell and a spectacularly uplifting book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein, Kinky Boots is the must-see new musical that proves that sometimes, the best way to fit in is to stand out!
For Bamigboye's original article, click here, and check out Donnelly's tweets below!
I'm heading back to Price & Sons.......@KinkyBootsBway- Killian Donnelly (@killiandonnelly) October 20, 2016
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