Urie will play Charlie Price, the protagonist who inherits his father's failing shoe factory and partners with a drag queen named Lola (played by J. Harrison Ghee) to produce a line of high-heeled boots that help save the company. The musician will make his debut at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre May 26th and will perform through August 6th.
The gig marks Urie's first major acting role, though Panic! At the Disco's music and live show have always been imbued with plenty of theatricality. In a video posted to Twitter, Urie said, "This has been on my bucket list for the longest time and it really is a dream come true. I'm just so incredibly excited to be joining Kinky Boots on Broadway – that's wild. Plus you guys get to see me in those heels now."
Kinky Boots is based on the 2005 British movie of the same name and debuted on Broadway in 2013. Lauper penned the music and the lyrics, while Broadway vet Harvey Fierstein wrote the book. The production won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score for Lauper.
Panic! At the Disco released their most recent record, Death of a Bachelor, in 2016. The group has a handful of live dates left on their current tour, which wraps April 15th at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.
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