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Cast Announced for Kinky Boots at Mattie Kelly Arts Center

November 27, 2018

NICEVILLE, FL – The national tour of Kinky Boots is proud to share the cast that will be performing at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on January 8, 2019. Kinky Boots will be touring North America beginning December 29, 2018 after returning from an overseas tour in China and Singapore.

Leading the tour will be Connor Allston as Charlie Price, Kenneth Mosley as Lola, Karis Gallant as Lauren, James Fairchild as Don, Ashley North as Nicola, and James May as George. Jordan Archibald, Derek Brazeau, Ryan Michael James, Andrew Norlen, Jacob Paulson, and Ernest Terrelle Williams will play the Angels. The Kinky Boots tour will also feature Geoff Davin, Lynda DeFuria, Stephen Foster Harris, Chris Kane, Kirby Lunn, Andrew Malone, Julian Malone, Rebecca Mason-Wygal, Mitchell Matyas, Shaun Nerney, Andrew Poston, Kelsee Sweigard, Jenny Liz Taylor, and Kim Truncale.

The winner of six 2013 Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a Tony® Award-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, a book by Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, and direction and choreography by Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell.

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

Tickets for this show are still available, and can be purchased online at MattieKellyArtsCenter.org, in person at the box office or over the phone (850-729-6000).

PRINCIPALS

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.

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 (JUCETV).

KARIS GALLANT (Lauren) is thrilled to be making her National Tour debut! Recent credits: Sandy in Grease (Dutch Apple), Olive in Bullets Over Broadway (Resident Theatre Company), Lead Vocalist (Norwegian Cruise Lines), Penny in Milo at the Movies (Goodspeed Musicals), and Janet in The Drowsy Chaperone (Monomoy Theatre).

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.

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); and HAIR (Sheila U/S).

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).

For full cast bios and headshots, please click HERE.

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