The announcement is official! Shawna Hamic will be joining the cast in its second year of the National Tour of Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper. J. Harrison Ghee (who understudied the role of Lola during the first year of the tour and was the Assistant Dance Captain) will be playing the lead role of Lola, and Adam Kaplan (Newsies, Showboat) stars as shoe factory owner Charlie Price. Other cast members include Tiffany Engen (Legally Blonde) as Lauren, Aaron Walpole (Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar) as Don, Charissa Hogeland (Heathers The Musical) as Nicola, Jim J. Bullock (Hairspray, “Too Close for Comfort”) as George and E. Clayton Cornelius (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) as the Standby for Lola. Rounding out the ensemble, with Shawna, will be Zach Adkins, Joe Beauregard, Meryn Beckett, Joseph Anthony Byrd, Damien Brett, Sam Dowling, Annie Edgerton, Nicholas Aaron Jenkins, Jeff Kuhr, Patty Lohr, Mike Longo, Maggie McDowell, Michael Milkanin, Jennifer Noble, Anthony Picarello, Griffin Reese, Jomil Elijah Robinson, Horace V. Rogers, Sam Rohloff, Ricky Schroeder, Tom Souhrada, Juan Torres-Falcon and Sam Zeller.
This cast will join the tour in Austin, TX, on November 10, 2015 at Bass Concert Hall. The full tour route can be found at www.kinkybootsthemusical.com.