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Los Angeles News See Who's Joining Wayne Brady and Jake Shears in Hollywood Bowl Kinky Boots

Marissa Jaret Winokur, Mark Ballas, and members of the original Broadway cast will bring the Cyndi Lauper-Harvey Fierstein musical to the California venue.

Wayne Brady in <i>Kinky Boots</i>
Wayne Brady in Kinky Boots Joan Marcus

Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Kinky Boots has announced its complete cast for the previously announced run. With performances July 8–10,  the production will star Wayne Brady in the role of Lola, Jake Shears as Charlie, and Kelly Marie Tran as Lauren.

New cast members for the show include Mark Ballas as Harry, Tony winner Marissa Jaret Winokur as Pat, Hayley Orrantia as Nicola, Patrick Scott McDermott as Young Charlie, Walter Russell lll as Young Lola, James Olivas as Richard Bailey, Brian Cali as Mr. Price, and Terron Brooks as Simon Sr.

Original Kinky Boots Broadway cast members Daniel Stewart Sherman and Jennifer Perry will reprise their roles of Don and Trish, respectively, while Jim J. Bullock will reprise the role of George, which he played as part of Kinky Boots’ first national tour. Drew Seeley joins the male ensemble.

The cast will also feature feature Ernest T. Williams, Tyler Keller, Matthew Varvar, Eric Stanton Betts, Tommy Martinez, Juan Torres-Falcón, Yurel Echezarreta and Jake Dupree as The Angels; Jon Robert Hall and Desmond Newson as the male ensemble; and Kim Steele, Ashley Moniz, Joanne Javien, Morgan Anita Wood and Mia Gerachis as the female ensemble.

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Kinky Boots follows Lola, an indefatigable drag performer, whose broken heel kickstarts an unlikely friendship with Charlie, a factory owner struggling to save his business. The musical, which won six Tony Awards, features a Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein. Based on a true story, the production will be the 21st annual LA Philharmonic/Hollywood Bowl-produced, fully staged Broadway musical mounted at the venue.

Billy Porter headed the original Broadway company as Lola, a production which also featured Stark Sands as Charlie. Both Porter and Sands were Tony-nominated for their performances; Porter won the Tony for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, and Mitchell won his second career Tony Award for his choreography.

For tickets and more information, visit HollywoodBowl.com.

 
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