CONNOR ALLSTON (Charlie Price)
couldn’t be more thrilled to be making both his national tour and Kinky Boots debut! Regional credits: Jekyll & Hyde (Jekyll/Hyde) and Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (Sherlock). Most recently, he portrayed Prince Hans in Frozen: A Musical Spectacular on Disney Cruise Line. Endlessly thankful for his alma mater Otterbein, Marissa, and his family. “Much love!”
KENNETH MOSLEY (Lola)
National Tour: Motown The Musical (Berry Gordy). Regional Theatre: Hairspray (“Seaweed”), Sister Act ("TJ"), The Little Mermaid ("Sebastian" U/S), Memphis ("Gator"), and Parade ("Riley"). Television: "Grace & Frankie," "Ten Days in the Valley," "Black-ish," "Grey's Anatomy," "Pitch," "Game Shakers," "AfterParty" co-host (JUCE-TV). Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism: SMU. J3:16.
KARIS GALLANT (Lauren)
National Tour debut! Favorite credits: Sandy in Grease (Dutch Apple), Olive in Bullets Over Broadway (Resident Theatre Company), Lead Vocalist (Norwegian Cruise Lines), Milo at the Movies (Goodspeed Musicals), and The Drowsy Chaperone (Monomoy Theatre). BFA Music Theatre, The Hartt School. Love and gratitude to her family, friends, Avalon Artists Group, the Kinky Boots cast & creatives, and Wojcik|Seay! KarisGallant.com. Instagram: @KarisGallant.
JAMES FAIRCHILD (Don)
is so happy to be joining Kinky Boots! National Tour: Buddy The Buddy Holly Story. Regional: Shrek, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Pillowman, The Full Monty. Thanks to Kevin and all at Wojcik|Seay and Troika.
ASHLEY NORTH (Nicola)
National Tour Debut! After performing internationally with Hong Kong Disneyland and Royal Caribbean, Ashley is thrilled to explore the USA! Favorite credits: Joseph...Dreamcoat (Narrator); [title of show] (Heidi); and HAIR (Sheila U/S). UC Irvine, Musical Theatre BFA. Mountains of love and gratitude to her mentors, family and friends. For Dominik and Katlin. AshleyMarieNorth.com. @AshleyMarieNorth.
JAMES MAY (George)
recently toured in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Previously performed in Southern California in HAIR, RENT, 1776, and the World Premiere of Roger Bean’s Summer of Love. Played the lead in the musical short film “Boycrazy” (YouTube). Sells upcycled home goods at his Etsy Shop, UpcycleAngelo. He’s nothing without his friends and family! Instagram: @JamesMayName @UpcycleAngelo.
JORDAN ARCHIBALD (Angel/Ensemble)
He owes everything to his parents John and Donna, Andrew Drost, Michael Minarik, and the Institute for American Musical Theatre. Instagram: @JArchibaldNYC.
DEREK BRAZEAU (Angel/Ensemble/Assistant Dance Captain)
is ECSTATIC to tour again with Kinky Boots. Education: BSA from Dixie State University. Regional: Tuacahn 2013 season. Int’l: Odyssey Dance Theater 2015-2017. Sending gratitude to my friends, family, and my lefty. I am the luckiest. #LetLoveShine. Instagram: @derekbzoe.
GEOFF DAVIN (Mr. Price/Ensemble)
Recent credits include Tuck Everlasting (The Man in the Yellow Suit), Chicago (Billy Flynn), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Oberon and Theseus), and The Rocky Horror Show (Frank-N-Furter). All the love to my family and to my Lilly dog.
LYNDA DEFURIA (Swing)
Favorite credits: Fancy Nancy (Off-Broadway), 25th Annual…Spelling Bee (Olive Ostrovsky), RENT (“Seasons of Love” soloist). Albums: "Ticking Clocks," "Alive." Co-Artistic Director of The Shrill Collective. Berklee College of Music. All the love to the DeFuria 5 and her baby angel nieces and nephews. LyndaDeFuria.com. @LYNDAmonsterr.
STEPHEN FOSTER HARRIS (Ensemble))
is so happy to be joining Kinky Boots! Received his BFA from AMDA. Favorite credits include Jekyll & Hyde (World Tour); Beauty and the Beast (Beast); Oklahoma! (Jud Fry); Paw Patrol Live! (National Tour). Big thanks to my friends, family, Max and my love Amanda. Romans 8:28. Instagram: @stephenvol4life.
RYAN MICHAEL JAMES (Angel/Ensemble)
was born and raised in central Florida and attended University of South Florida in Tampa. He began his career touring internationally as Bert in Sesame Street Live, and was most recently featured as a lead production singer aboard Carnival Cruise Line. He now resides in NYC. Instagram: @heyrmj.
CHRIS KANE (Dance Captain, Swing)
is thrilled to return to Kinky Boots as Assistant to the Choreographer! NYC: Castle Walk (NYMF) Ship: CHICAGO (RCCL) Regional: Victor/Victoria (Ogunquit Playhouse), Grease (TBTS), Hairspray *D.C., Seven Brides *D.C., CATS (Prather). Thanks to his agent Dave, Wojcik|Seay Casting, Rusty, DB, Roberto and Jerry. Love to friends and family! Instagram: @dancingkane.
KIRBY LUNN (Milan Stage Manager/Ensemble)
is beyond excited to get her hands on these Kinky Boots. Recently Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray at the Argyle Theatre. Australian credits: OAC of Hairspray; Rolling Thunder Vietnam (Sarah); EuroBeat. London credits: RENT (Maureen). Graduate of AMDA. For Mum and Dad. Instagram: @KirbyLunn.
ANDREW MALONE (Simon Sr./Ensemble)
Credits: The Great Society (Asolo Rep); How to Succeed... (Marriott Theatre); Dreamgirls (Porchlight); Direct From Death Row: The Scottsboro Boys (Raven Theatre; won Broadway World’s Best Actor); Hairspray; Little Shop; A.C.L.; Spelling Bee. Proud graduate of AMDANY. Thank you Joy, Dede, and Wendy! BigMouthTalent.com. ajnspired.com. Instagram: @angryactor.
JULIAN MALONE (Swing)
received his BFA in Musical Theatre from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is extremely grateful to be in this dream of a show and sends his love to his family, friends, and the Dream Team at Belmont!
REBECCA MASON-WYGAL (Trish/Ensemble)
Off-Broadway: The Office! A Musical Parody (Meredith/Phyllis/Kevin); National/International Tours: Sister Act (Mother Superior); MAMMA MIA! (Donna Sheridan). Regional: MAMMA MIA! (The Palace); Women In Jeopardy! (Cortland Repertory); Winter Wonderettes (Sierra Repertory); Translations (Coeurage Theater Company). Love to my family! RebeccaMasonWygal.com. @RMasonWygal.
MITCHELL MATYAS (Ensemble)
is amped to be joining the cast of Kinky Boots! He is a graduate from Marymount Manhattan College and is originally from Waukesha, Wisconsin. Favorite credits include South Pacific (Stewpot); Little Women (Laurie); and Love's Labour's Lost (Dull). So much love to all my friends and family.
SHAUN NERNEY (Harry/Ensemble)
is head over heels to be touring with Kinky Boots! Recent credits: Birth of the Beat, Lead Vocalist on Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas. James Madison University. Thanks to his agent Kerri, brother Brian, and his parents for always reminding him to believe in the impossible. ShaunNerney.com. @Chronicles_of_nernia.
ANDREW NORLEN (Angel/Ensemble)
is thrilled to join Kinky Boots, spreading this incredible message of love and acceptance! Regional Credits: North Shore MT, Oqunquit Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse, TBTS, Westchester Broadway. BFA from the Boston Conservatory ‘16. 1-4-3 to my family and friends! You change the world when you change your mind! @ANorlen.
JACOB PAULSON (Angel/Ensemble)
is stoked to be making his national tour debut with Kinky Boots. Regional: North Shore Music Theatre, Theatre by the Sea, The Wick Theatre. Other: Tokyo Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Holland America Line. Graduate of Point Park University. Thanks to family, friends, and Ron Tassone. @ja_pauls.
ANDREW POSTON (Richard Bailey/Ensemble)
is thrilled to be joining the cast of Kinky Boots. Favorite Credits: Newsies, Altar Boyz, Les Miserables, Forever Plaid, and Hello, Dolly! Recent graduate of Anderson University. Endless thanks to God, my family, friends, and KMR for their continued love and support. AndrewPoston.com. Instagram:@AndrewPoston96. Psalm 108:1.
KELSEE SWEIGARD (Pat/Ensemble)
National Tour debut! Favorite credits: How to Succeed..., Gypsy (Flat Rock Playhouse); Pump Boys and Dinettes (Rhetta); Man of La Mancha (Aldonza); Illyria (Olivia); The Secret Garden (Martha); American Idiot. NY Workshops: Agent 355 (Anna Strong); Ragtime (Ellis Island). BFA Musical Theatre Shenandoah Conservatory. For Mom! KelseeSweigard.com. Instagram: @KelseeSweigard.
JENNY LIZ TAYLOR (Ensemble)
is beyond thrilled to be doing her first tour with a heartfelt musical, and is incredibly thankful for the opportunity to explore Asia and the US. Syracuse University, BFA in Musical Theater. Special thanks and lots of love to Julia Berman of Act One Entertainment and the Orange Mafia!
KIM TRUNCALE (Ensemble)
is excited to join Kinky Boots! Credits include: Sister Act (Mary Patrick); Beehive! (Janis); Forbidden Broadway (Carol); Cabaret (Kost); Disney Cruise Line; Sight and Sound Theatres. Big Thanks to Mom, Dad and her large Family! To God be the Glory!
ERNEST TERRELLE WILLIAMS (Angel/Ensemble)
Back at it again! Recent Credits: Cherchez La Femme; Hairspray; Alice in Wonderland; Post Concert Dance Company. BFA: LIU Post (Dance/Musical Theatre). Thank you to the cast and creative team as well as MOM for the endless love and support. "Ready to get Kinky?" Instagram: @erniecanvas
HARVEY FIERSTEIN (Playwright)
is the author of the recent Broadway hits Newsies (Tony nom.) and Casa Valentina (Tony nom.), as well as Torch Song Trilogy (Tony, Drama Desk and Obie awards), La Cage aux Folles (Tony and Drama Desk awards), A Catered Affair (12 Drama Desk nominations), Safe Sex (Ace Award), Legs Diamond, Spookhouse, Flatbush Tosca, Common Ground and more. His political editorials have been published in the New York Times, TV Guide and the Huffington Post and broadcast on PBS’s “In the Life.” His children’s book, The Sissy Duckling (Humanitas Award), is now in its fifth printing. As an actor, Mr. Fierstein is known worldwide for his performances in films including Mrs. Doubtfire, Independence Day and Bullets Over Broadway; on stage in Hairspray (Tony Award), Fiddler on the Roof, La Cage aux Folles and Torch Song Trilogy (Tony Award); and on TV shows such as “Smash,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “The Good Wife,” “Cheers” (Emmy nomination), “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy” and “Nurse Jackie.”
CYNDI LAUPER (Composer and Lyricist)
is a Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-winning (for her Kinky Boots score) artist, who after 30 sterling years and global record sales in excess of 50 million albums, has proven that she has the heart and soul to keep her legion of fans compelled by her every creative move. With her first album, She’s So Unusual, Lauper won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist and became the first female in history to have four top-five singles from a debut album. Since then, Lauper has released 10 additional studio albums, with her most recent, the Grammy-nominated Memphis Blues, ruling the Billboard Blues Chart for 14 consecutive weeks to become the best-selling blues album of 2010. Over- all, during her storied music career, Lauper has been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, seven American Video Awards and 18 MTV Awards. She recently captured her journey through music and life in her New York Times best- selling autobiography, Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir. As an actress, Lauper made her Broadway debut in The Threepenny Opera alongside Alan Cumming in 2006. She has appeared in numerous television shows, including “Mad About You” (Emmy Award) and “Bones” and films including The Opportunist with ChristopherWalken, Mrs. Parker and theVicious Circle, Life With Mikey, Off and Running and Vibes. Lauper also continues her philanthropic work through her foundation, the True Colors Fund.
JERRY MITCHELL (Director/Choreographer)
received the Tony Award in recognition of his cho- reography for the 2013 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Kinky Boots, for which his direction was also recognized with a Tony nomination. In the 33 preceding years, Jerry has been involved with more than 50 Broadway, Off-Broadway, West End and touring productions. His Broadway debut as a choreographer was for You’re a Good Man, Char- lie Brown, followed by The Full Monty (Tony nomination), The Rocky Horror Show, Hairspray (Tony nomination), Gypsy, Never Gonna Dance (Tony nomination), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony nomination), La Cage aux Folles (Tony Award), Imaginary Friends, Legally Blonde (Tony nomi- nation) which he also directed, Catch Me If You Can, and on the West End, Love Never Dies and the current hit Dirty Rotten Scoundrels which he also directed. Most recently, Jerry received the Drama League’s Founders’ Award for Excellence in Directing and the George Abbott Lifetime Achievement Award from his peers. Twenty-three years ago, Jerry conceived and created Broadway Bares, a comedy burlesque show performed annu- ally for the charity, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. He continues to serve as executive producer of Broadway Bares, with a book, website and sat- ellite productions in Fire Island Pines, Las Vegas (Peepshow, which had a five year consecutive run) and London (West End Bares).
STEPHEN OREMUS (Music Arranger/Orchestrator)
Broadway: Kinky Boots (2013 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations and 2013 Grammy Award); The Book of Mormon (2011 Tony and Drama Desk awards for co-orchestrating and 2012 Grammy Award). Worldwide music super- visor/arranger of Wicked; music supervisor/vocal ar- ranger/orchestrator of Broadway productions/tours of The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q, All Shook Up and 9 to 5; co-producer (with Dolly Parton) of 9 to 5 Broad- way cast recording (Grammy nomination); conduc- tor and contributing arranger for the Oscar-winning Disney film Frozen.
DAVID ROCKWELL (Scenic Design)
Broadway: Tootsie, Kiss Me, Kate; She Loves Me (Tony, Drama Desk and OCC awards); On the Twentieth Century (Tony nom.); You Can’t Take It With You (Tony nom.); Kinky Boots (Tony nom.); Lucky Guy (Tony nom.); and Hairspray (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC noms.). Off-Broadway: the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park and Soundtrack of Americaat The Shed. Founder and President of Rockwell Group, an architecture and design firm. Honors: AIANY President’s Award, Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, Presidential Design Award.
GREGG BARNES (Costume Design)
Broadway: Something Rotten! (2015 Tony nomination), Tuck Everlasting (2016 Tony nomination), Aladdin, Kinky Boots (2013 Tony nomination, 2016 Olivier Award), Follies (2012 TonyAward, Drama Desk), Elf, Legally Blonde (2007 Tony nomination), The Drowsy Chap- erone (2006 TonyAward, Drama Desk Award), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Flower Drum Song (Tony nomi- nation), Side Show, Bye Bye Birdie. New York: The Wizard of Oz, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Merry Widow (NYC Opera), Pageant (NY and London, Olivier nomination). Regional: Robin and the 7 Hoods, Mame, Allegro (Helen Hayes Award). TDFYoung Master Award.
KENNETH POSNER (Lighting Design)
More than 50 Broadway play and musical theater credits. Designs extensively Off-Broadway, for resident theaters and touring productions throughout the United States as well as interna- tionally. Selected Broadway credits: Hairspray, Legally Blonde, Catch Me If You Can, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, If/Then, Pippin, Cinderella, Other Desert Cities, The Merchant of Venice, The Coast of Utopia/Shipwrecked, Side Man, The Odd Couple, Glengarry Glen Ross, … Charlie Brown, The Little Foxes and Wicked. Recipient of Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Obie awards.
JOHN SHIVERS (Sound Design)
Broadway: Kinky Boots (2013 Tony Award recipient), Bon- nie & Clyde, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broad- way, Sister Act, 9 to 5, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan and Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays. Regional: The Nutty Profes- sor, Tales of the City, Emma, Robin and the 7 Hoods. Other credits include The Lion King, Mary Poppins, The Producers, Hairspray, Aida, Titanic, How to Succeed in Business… (’95), The Who’s Tommy and Guys and Dolls. “Love to my beautiful gem.”
JOSH MARQUETTE (Hair Design)
NY/London: Pretty Woman, Mean Girls, Present Laughter, Dreamgirls, Paramour, Tuck Everlasting, School of Rock, Something Rotten!, Aladdin, Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon, Trip of Love, First Date, Elf The Musical, Dogfight, The Best Man, Look Back in Anger, The Drowsy Chaperone, Pig Farm, The… Trailer Park Musical, Altar Boyz, Show Boat @ Carnegie Hall, Mamma Mia!, Encores!: Most Happy Fella, & Follies. West Coast: Robin & the 7 Hoods, Peep Show, Minsky’s, Vanities. Television: “The Slap”, “30 Rock”, “SNL”. Instagram: @josh_marquette
RUSTY MOWERY (Associate Choreographer)
Thrilled/blessed to be working with Jerry Mitchell again! Rusty is associate choreographer for Kinky Boots Broadway, Legally Blonde London and U.K. tour. Production dance supervisor of Hairspray on Broadway and first national tour. Rusty appeared on Broadway in Hairspray, Legally Blonde, Seussical, Ragtime, Cats. Love to Barry and family.
D.B. BONDS (Associate Director)
is thrilled to be continuing his association with Jerry Mitchell after working with him as an actor in the national tours of Legally Blonde and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. D.B is the associate director of Kinky Boots on Broadway.
BRIAN STRUMWASSER (Make-up Designer)
New York based Makeup Designer/Artist and Hairstylist.B’wayandNat’lTours:LarryDavid’sFishin the Dark, Gentleman’s Guide, The Bridges of Madison County, Ever After. Off-B’way: Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical. B’way: The Crucible,Beautiful, Mamma Mia!, A Bronx Tale, Waitress, Hand to God, Cabaret, Matilda, Aladdin, Cinderella, The Lion King, The End of the Rainbow. BrianStrumwasser.com
KATHY FABIAN (Props Supervisor)
has created props for more than 50 Broadway productions. Recent credits include The Realistic Joneses, If/ Then, Rocky, Bridges of Madison County, I’ll Eat You Last, Lucky Guy, Chaplin, Nice Work If You Can Get It, A Streetcar Named Desire, Stick Fly, The Normal Heart and The House of Blue Leaves.
ROBERTO SINHA (Music Supervisor)
Broadway: Big Fish, Bullets Over Broadway, Violet, It Shoulda Been You, Kinky Boots. National Tours: Elf The Musical, Cinderella, Kinky Boots. Current: Hamilton (Philip Tour). Music Director for the Broadway Dreams Foundation. Graduate of Penn State and Florida State.
TALITHA FEHR (Music Coordinator)
has worked on over 70 national and international tours and productions. Highlights include: Sister Act, MAMMA MIA!, School of Rock, Come Fly Away, and Love Never Dies, as well as the Vancouver Olympic Ceremonies 2010. She dedicates her work on Kinky Boots to the memory of her mentor, Sam Lutfiyya.
ALLIED TOURING (Tour Marketing & Press)
is a full-service engagement management agency representing Broadway tours and other live touring events across North America. Current: The Book of Mormon; Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella; Hello, Dolly!; Kinky Boots; The Lightning Thief; The Play That Goes Wrong; RENT; Rock of Ages; School of Rock; Something Rotten!; Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Upcoming: Ain’t Too Proud, Bandstand, Clue – Live on Stage, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Clint Black’s Looking for Christmas, Mean Girls, The SpongeBob Musical./div>
MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (www.mtimusicalworlds.com)
is one of the world’s leading dramatic licensing agencies, protecting the rights and legacies of composers, lyricists and book writers. MTI’s core business is issuing licenses, scripts, musical materials and dynamic theatrical resources to schools as well as amateur and professional theatres across the globe. With over 400 classic and contemporary show titles from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and London’s West End, MTI shows have been performed by 60,000 theatrical organizations in the US and in over 60 countries worldwide. mtishows.com.
TROIKA ENTERTAINMENT (Producer)
has been an innovator in touring musical theater productions for over two decades, producing shows throughout North, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. Additionally, the company is experienced in casino and leisure markets. Current and upcoming productions include On Your Feet!, School of Rock, Kinky Boots, CATS, Escape to Margaritaville and My Fair Lady. With strong ties to the Broadway community, TROIKA prides itself on delivering top quality productions to audiences worldwide. Please visit us at www.troika.com.
FORESIGHT THEATRICAL (Management Consultant)
is comprised of partners Allan Williams, Aaron Lustbader, and Mark Shacket who oversee and supervise The Phantom of the Opera, Kinky Boots, Miss Saigon, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, and The Band's Visit on Broadway, as well as the worldwide management of Kinky Boots.
DARYL ROTH (Original Producer)
holds the singular distinction of producing seven Pulitzer Prize- winning plays: Anna in the Tropics, August: Osage County (2008 Tony), Clybourne Park (2012 Tony), How I Learned to Drive, Proof (2001 Tony), Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women and Wit. She has produced more than 85 award- winning productions including Buyer & Cellar; Caroline, or Change; Curtains; The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?; Love, Loss, and What I Wore; The Normal Heart (2011 Tony); A Raisin in the Sun (2014 Tony); The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; War Horse (2011 Tony). “Love to Steven, my wonderful family, Lucy and Leo ever in my heart.” DarylRothProductions.com.
HAL LUFTIG (Original Producer)
Winner of four Tony Awards and London’s Olivier Award, Hal Luftig has worked on and off Broadway for the past 25 years. Broadway: Evita, Catch Me If You Can, Come Fly Away, West Side Story, All My Sons, Legally Blonde, The Times They Are A- Changin’, Whoopi, Movin’ Out, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Annie Get Your Gun, High So- ciety, The Diary of Anne Frank, The King and I, Moon Over Buffalo, Angels in America, Jelly’s Last Jam, The Secret Garden. He is currently developing the new musical The Last Goodbye, an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet featuring the music of Jeff Buckley. Hal has an M.F.A. from Columbia University and an ulcer from tension.