Opinion: Brendon Urie to Star in ‘Kinky Boots’

By Madyson McGill

In the wise words of Michael Scott: “Oh my god! It’s happening! Everybody stay calm, Everybody stay calm…” Brendon Urie, the angelic voice of Panic! at the Disco, is finally going to Broadway, and will be starring in the play Kinky Boots. That’s right. Breathe.

I’ve been waiting for this moment since I witnessed the circus-themed extravaganza that was their Fever You Can’t Sweat Out tour, and that was only through a computer screen in my pre-teen bedroom with Fall Out Boy posters on the wall. If there is one thing you can say about Panic! at the Disco, it’s that their shows are theatrical.

One thing you can say about Brendon Urie’s personal performances is that they draw the audience. Now, I’ve only seen the guy’s acting chops through his creative ventures in the music video department, but if anyone can claim the stage, it’s him. His voice is magnetic and his range is impeccable. He doesn’t get near the credit he deserves. Maybe once people see him in this alternative setting, his legacy will grow to a whole new standard.

Not to mention a play titled Kinky Boots sounds like Brendon’s type of production. I mean, he can make those high heels work. He should have no trouble rocking those thigh high, red leather boots.

He will make his Broadway debut as Charlie Price, taking over the role from  Killian Donnelly. But not to worry: this isn’t the end of our dear old Panic! at the Disco. No, his Broadway stint will span from May to August, keeping his stay short and but perhaps a little bittersweet. But hey! Get yourself a ticket if you need plans for the summer. I know I will be trying my darndest to get one, because if there is one aspect of my life I will regret, it will be missing the one and only Brendon Urie on Broadway.