Brendon Urie has been entertaining audiences across the world as the frontman for the Grammy-nominated rock band, Panic! At the Disco. But this spring, the 29-year-old singer will try his hand at something new: Broadway.
Urie will join the cast of the Tony-winning "Kinky Boots" on May 26 for a limited run in the show as the musical's lead protagonist, Charlie, through Aug. 6.
"I’m thrilled to be making my Broadway debut with this fantastic company," Urie said in a statement. "I’m a huge fan of 'Kinky Boots' and musical theatre, and am honored to be joining the cast."
The singer has a theater background of sorts, building sets for musicals and plays in high school. He told the Associated Press he's "terrified" and "anxious" to start performances at the Hirschfeld Theatre — and chose "Kinky Boots" after seeing the show.
"This one just made the most sense to me," he explained to the AP. "I said, 'I want to be a part of this magic that I'm watching.'"
A musical adaptation of the 2005 film of the same name, "Kinky Boots" tells the tale of a struggling shoe factory that begins manufacturing footwear for drag queens in order to save its business.
The show boasts a Tony-winning score by music legend Cyndi Lauper, and a book by Harvey Fierstein. Direction and choreography comes from Jerry Mitchell ("Legally Blonde: The Musical").
Panic! At the Disco recently released their fifth studio album "Death of a Bachelor" — which debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard charts. Among the band's many hits is the 2006 song "I Write Sins Not Tragedies."
For tickets and information about "Kinky Boots," visit kinkybootsthemusical.com.