Brendon Urie, the lead singer and the only remaining original member of Panic! at the Disco, will join the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical, Kinky Boots, this summer.

Urie will make his debut on May 26 and will perform his final show on August 6 in the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York.


Panic! at the Disco’s Twitter account sent out a video of Urie making the announcement. “This has been on my bucket list for the longest time and this really is a dream come true,” Urie says in the video. “I’m so incredibly excited to be joining Kinky Boots on Broadway. That’s wild.”

Urie will play Charlie Price, a reluctant shoe designer who is inspired by Lola, a drag queen and cabaret dancer in need of high-heeled boots. Stark Sands played Charlie Price during Kinky Boots‘ original Broadway run and Joel Edgerton played the character in the 2006 film version of the musical.

The announcement of Urie’s casting came a day before his birthday – which is today, April 12 – and on the heels of one of Panic! At The Disco’s most successful years since the height of their popularity in the early 2000s. The band released their fifth studio album, Death Of A Bachelor, in early 2016 to great commercial success. The album also received a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Album.

Panic! At The Disco is wrapping up their Death of a Bachelor Tour with a show in Georgia tonight, and two shows in Florida – one on April 14, and one on April 15.

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