Conor Maynard Lands The LEAD Role In Kinky Boots

11 October 2018, 17:25 | Updated: 11 October 2018, 17:27

Conor Maynard
Conor Maynard. Picture: Getty

By Chandni Sembhi

Conor Maynard will be playing Charlie Price in Kinky Boots on Broadway!

Conor Maynard has been announced as the next lead in Kinky Boots on Broadway in New York.

YouTubers who double up as musicians are fairly commonplace now (As It Is, Poppy, and Dodie all started on YouTube). You may even have seen a few YouTubers on the West End (like Carrie Hope Fletcher). But, have you ever heard of a YouTuber on BROADWAY? No, we didn't think so - until now.

YouTube's very own Conor Maynard is going to be on Broadway in the iconic Kinky Boots - and he'll be playing the leading role of Charlie Price. He'll be taking over from American musician, Mark Ballas. The role has also been played by Brendon Urie from Panic! At The Disco, as well as Jake Shears from Scissor Sisters

If you have no idea what Kinky Boots is, it's a musical about Charlie, who is taking over his family's struggling shoe factory and looking for a fresh idea. He meets Lola, a drag queen, and is inspired, and as the synopsis puts it, 'they discover that it takes a good friend to make a great pair.' Adorable!

Conor Maynard
Conor Maynard. Picture: Press release

Conor has said he's excited to join the team and to show fans another side of him. Connor's fans have been congratulating the star on social media.

Conor will be playing Charlie from 20th November 20th until January 10th 2019. The show actually runs until April 2019, and with no one announced to take over from him as of yet, maybe he'll end up playing Charlie for a little longer (we hope).