Brendon Urie Making his First Appearance as an Actor in Kinky Boots

BY KATE HEINS

The Panic! At the Disco frontman, Brendon Urie is now going to be a Broadway star. Urie has been reported to be in the Broadway show Kinky Boots. May 26th to Aug. 6th will be playing Charlie Price a shoe factory owner.

According to People, “I’m thrilled to be making my Broadway debut with this fantastic company,” Urie said Tuesday in a statement. “I’m a huge fan of Kinky Boots and musical theatre, and am honored to be joining the cast.”

Urie is the last remaining member of Panic! At the Disco and has dropped their newest album in January of 2016. The album Death of a Bachelor was Frank Sinatra inspired and was number one on the Billboard 200 Chart.  

Urie’s character inherited his father’s failing shoe factory and has to save it with drag queen Lola. The characters try to save the company by producing a line of high heel boots.

This is Urie’s debut as an actor. Although his live performances as Panic! At the Disco put on such a show.  Urie’s touring might help him when he is performing 8 shows a week for the musical.

According to an interview with Brendon Urie by Variety, Urie usually sing songs he has written and was asked about how it’s like to sing songs written by other people. Urie states that with his songs he takes on different “personas” and with Panic!’s songs the fans sing along. He explains that, “on Broadway, no one else is singing! You’re naked up there.” Urie has also said that, “ You’ve got to play that character, and not forget that you’re not so-and-so from this band. When you’re on stage, you are that guy.”

Urie has talked about becoming an actor. He talked with a singer who he has worked with numerous times and who has been in a musical herself, Lolo. She has said to Urie, “I know that you would have a blast. It will be a challenge, but if you’re open to accepting that, the reward is going to be immense.”

In the musical Brendon Urie will be wearing the famous sparkly high heel boots. It’s not his first time in heels though. Urie has commented on how comfortable the boots for the show are and saying they were custom made for him. His character, Charlie, is supposed to be awkward in the boots but, Urie said “Well, Charlie has to be awkward in them, so I shouldn’t be this comfortable in them. I’m trying to stay awkward!”

Anyone can tell that this musical matches Urie’s personality to a tee. He is a wild performer and his voice belongs on stage as more than just a singer for a band.

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