BREAKING NEWS: Andy Kelso is set to return to Kinky Boots on Broadway as "Charlie Price" for the final months. He will return on January 11th, 2019 and will stay with the Broadway company through its final performance on April 7th, 2019 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Kelso replaces UK Pop sensation Conor Maynard who departs the Broadway cast on January 10th, 2019.
In addition to Kelso, it was also announced that Kinky Boots The Musical international star Callum Francis will make his Broadway debut in the show as "Lola" for a strictly limited engagement. He will also begin January 11th, 2019 through March 17th, 2019. The Broadway company's longest running "Lola" J Harrison Ghee who is taking a brief leave of absence. His last performance of this stint will be January 10th, 2019. However, Ghee is scheduled to return March 19th, 2019 for the final weeks.
Kelso is no stranger to the world of KINKY BOOTS. His journey began with the Tony and Grammy winning smash hit since its 2012 debut on the Great White Way. As an original cast member, he initially started out in the role of factory worker "Harry" plus served as the understudy for the show's Tony nominated original star Stark Sands. When Sands departed in January 2014, Kelso was moved up to playing the role of "Charlie Price" full time for an incredible 2 1/2 years. He then returned for a brief Summer stint back in 2017.
Callum Francis' journey with KINKY BOOTS began in 2015 with the musical's 2015 debut in London's West End. He was one of THE ANGELS plus also understudied the role of "Lola". From there, he went on to wow audiences as "Lola" in both the show's UK Tour and Australian companies. His performance in the Australian production earned Francis as Helpmann Award (Australian's version of the Tonys) for Best Male Actor in a Musical.
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