Recently, Wayne Brady left his leading role of Lola in Broadway’s 'Kinky Boots,' which was originated on Broadway by Billy Porter. Tonight the high heels are being handed over to Alan Mingo Jr. ('The Little Mermaid,' 'RENT') Mingo shouldn’t have any problems stepping into the role, having played it on the Toronto stage.
Former 'Phantom of the Opera' lead and Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis is joining Broadway Inspirational Voices choir for a special one night only concert Special guest include some of big names like 'Kinky Boots' lead Billy Porter, 'Hamilton’s' Renee Elise Goldsberry, 'Rent’s' Adam Pascal, and many, many more.
Wayne Brady, actor/comedian best known for his "Whose Line is it Anyway" characters, will strap on a pair of high heeled red leather boots this week as he takes over for the original and current Lola, played by Billy Porter in the Tony-winning production of Kinky Boots.
With a Tony Award, a new album, and an autobiographical play coming up this fall at Primary Stages, Billy Porter is on several rolls at once.
With a new book by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason ('Designing Women'), the Holland-Dozier-Holland musical will make a new try for Broadway glory next year.
Porter's autobiographical play depicts coming of age in Pittsburgh surrounded by a group of strong-willed women.