See Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears Make His Broadway Debut in Kinky Boots

Photos   See Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears Make His Broadway Debut in Kinky Boots
 
The singer took his first Broadway bow January 8 alongside J. Harrison Ghee, who has returned to the role of Lola.
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Jake Shears and J. Harrison Ghee Marc J. Franklin

Jake Shears made his Broadway debut in the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots January 8 in the role of Charlie Price. Shears is the lead singer of the group the Scissor Sisters and recently wrapped up recording his solo album, for release later this year.

The pop star succeeded the role's originator, Stark Sands—who recently returned for a limited run—and will take center stage through April 1 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

Read: Kinky Boots’ Billy Porter and Stark Sands Interview Each Other About Returning to the Tony-Winning Musical

J. Harrison Ghee also joined the cast of Kinky Boots January 8, returning to the role of Lola. He succeeded the musical's original Tony-winning star, Billy Porter, who was back in the show for a limited engagement.

Flip through photos of the curtain call below:

In Kinky Boots, Charlie Price is struggling to run his family’s shoe factory. When he meets the dazzling Lola, they discover together that real inspiration comes from being true to yourself. The musical features a Tony Award-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, a book by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein, and direction and choreography by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell.

Shears also wrote the music for the 2011 stage musical Tales of the City.

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