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Billy Porter is Passing the Kinky Boots 'Lola' Wig to Wayne Brady

Billy Porter is Passing the Kinky Boots 'Lola' Wig to Wayne Brady

Billy Porter Passes the Lola Wig to Wayne Brady

Billy Porter will give his final performance as Lola on Nov. 20.

After over a decade, Emmy winner and Grammy nominee Wayne Brady will return to Broadway to take over the sensational role of 'Lola' in the Tony winning musical Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

Billy Porter will pass the wig to Brady after his final performance Nov. 20. Having originated the Broadway role, Porter has won a Tony and a Grammy for his portrayal of Lola, which he has performed over 800 times.

Director Jerry Mitchell is more than confident in Brady's ability to take on the role:

"Wayne Brady is a wonderful triple threat. I first had the pleasure of working with Wayne on a Disney film and have been a fan ever since. Like Lola, he has the sass, the voice and the heart and we cannot wait to see him strut his stuff when he joins the Kinky Boots family!"

Although Brady is known for his many television roles and appearances, he's no stranger to the stage. In 2004, he made his first Broadway appearance as Billy Flynn in Chicago. Since then, he has performed in productions of Rent and Kiss Me, Kate. The actor is excited for the chance to return to Broadway:

"I'm thrilled to join the Kinky Boots family and unleash my inner Lola. It's the role of a lifetime! Billy and his prodigious talent have left some pretty big red boots for me to fill. Starring in a Broadway show of this caliber has been my dream since I started performing at age 16. I'm ready to jump in with both feet!"

Now in its third year on Broadway, Kinky Boots is currently in its first national tour.

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