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Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees to Make Broadway Debut in KINKY BOOTS; Carrie St. Louis and J. Harrison Ghee to Join Cast

Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees to Make Broadway Debut in KINKY BOOTS; Carrie St. Louis and J. Harrison Ghee to Join Cast

Kinky Boots producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Tyler Glenn (lead singer of the multi-platinum rock band, Neon Trees) will take over the role of "Charlie Price" in the Tony Award®-winning musical Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street) beginning on Sunday, May 6. Glenn, whose Neon Trees song - "Everybody Talks" was a Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, will play a limited run through Sunday, July 15. Glenn takes over for David Cook who is playing "Charlie Price" through Saturday, May 5.

"I'm over the moon to make my Broadway debut playing 'Charlie Price'," Glenn said. "I love this show and its message of inclusion and its genuine sweetness and humanity. Plus, it's just so much fun. I'm honored to be a part of the family and rock the boots all summer long!"

producers also announced today that Carrie St. Louis (Wicked, Cruel Intentions: '90s Musical Experience) will take over the role of "Lauren" beginning on Friday, May 4. She is set to replace Kirstin Maldonado, who will play her final performance on Thursday, May 3.

Lastly, the producers announced that J. Harrison Ghee will return to the role of "Lola" on Tuesday, May 1. He takes over the role again after current star Wayne Brady plays his final performance onFriday, April 26.

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. Kinky Boots tells the uplifting and heartwarming tale of 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.

Kinky Boots has won every major Best Musical Award and is represented around the world with the Tony Award-winning Broadway company now in its 6th year, a London production in its third year (where it won the 2016 Olivier Award for Best Musical) with a recently announced UK & Ireland Tour commencing next summer, a North American First National Tour in its fourth year, an upcoming production in Germany, a Korean production returning to Seoul for a third season this coming Spring and a Japanese production returning for a second season to Tokyo and Osaka in 2019. Other previous productions include an extended run in Toronto (winner of the Dora Award for Musical) and an award-winning Australian production which concluded in October 2017. The Grammy Award-winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of Kinky Boots is available on Sony Masterworks Broadway.

The current Broadway cast of Kinky Boots includes Wayne Brady (as Lola), David Cook (as Charlie Price), Kirstin Maldonado (as Lauren), Daniel Stewart Sherman, Caroline Bowman, Marcus Neville, Adinah Alexander, Eugene Barry-Hill, Stephen Berger, Justin Colombo, Holly Davis, Jesus Del Orden, Stephane Duret, Mia Gentile, Blair Goldberg, Natalie Joy Johnson, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Blaine Alden Krauss, Cooper Lantz, Eric Leviton, Corey Mach, John Jeffrey Martin, Julia McLellan, Michael Milkanin, Connor Mills, Christian Mullins, Fred Odgaard, Jennifer Perry, Kyle Post, Charlie Sutton, Joey Taranto, Stephen Tewksbury.

The design team for Kinky Boots includes Tony® Award nominee David Rockwell (Scenic Design), Tony® Award-winner Gregg Barnes (Costume Design), Tony Award-winner Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design), Tony® Award-winner John Shivers (Sound Design), Josh Marquette (Hair Design), Randy Houston Mercer (Make-up Design), Telsey + Company (Casting), with Musical Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestrations by Tony and Grammy Award-winner Stephen Oremus.

Tickets for Kinky Boots ($55 - $163) are available for purchase in person at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre box office (Monday - Saturday, 10am - 8pm; Sunday, 12pm - 6 pm), online atwww.ticketmaster.com. For information on group sales, contact Group Sales Box Office/Broadway.com at groups@broadway.com or 1-800-BROADWAY, ext 2.

The performance schedule for Kinky Boots is as follows: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2pm and 8pm, Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm. See KinkyBootsTheMusical.com for variations.

There is a general ticket lottery for each performance; lottery entries will be accepted online (lottery.kinkybootsthemusical.com) beginning one week prior up to 11am EST the day before the desired performance, and names will be chosen at random, for a limited number of $40 tickets. See KinkyBootsTheMusical.com for details and restrictions.

Kinky Boots is produced on Broadway by Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Independent Presenters Network, CJ E&M, Jayne Baron Sherman, Just for Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams, Yasuhiro Kawana, Jane Bergere, Allan S. Gordon & Adam S. Gordon, Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Lucy and Phil Suarez, Bryan Bantry, Ron Fierstein and Dorsey Regal, Jim Kierstead/Gregory Rae, BB Group/Christina Papagjika, Michael DeSantis/Patrick Baugh, Brian Smith/Tom and Connie Walsh, Warren Trepp, and Jujamcyn Theaters.

B I O G R A P H I E S

Tyler Glenn is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is known as the lead singer and songwriter in the American multi-platinum rock band Neon Trees and as a solo artist. Aside from his music career, as an openly gay man Tyler finds passion in advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community, especially in his home state of Utah, where he's collaborated with Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons to form the LOVELOUD festival, now in its second year. The creation and journey to LOVELOUD, along with Tyler's personal story of faith and sexuality is documented in the upcoming HBO Documentary Film "BELIEVER" which premiered this year at the Sundance Film Festival and will make its television debut on HBO this summer.

Carrie St. Louis. Broadway: Wicked (Glinda), Rock of Ages (Sherrie). Off-Broadway: Cruel Intentions (Annette). National Tour: Wicked (Glinda). Original Las Vegas company of Rock of Ages(Sherrie). Other favorites: Swan Lake: The Musical (Odette, Hollywood Chamber Orchestra), Justin Love (Amanda Bell, World Premiere), The Fix (Deborah, West Coast Premiere). TV: "Elementary" (CBS). Her solo show "Something Good" can be seen at Feinstein's/54 Below. Graduate of
USC's Thornton School of Music.

J. Harrison Ghee. A North Carolina native, J. currently appears in The Sting at The Paper Mill Playhouse opposite Harry Connick, Jr. He has starred as "Lola" on Broadway in Kinky Boots as well as on its International Tour. He has also toured regionally in The Color Purple. Industrial credits include: Tokyo Disney Resort, Norwegian Cruise Line.



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