Mikkie Bradshaw joins husband Nyoy Volante in 'Kinky Boots' rerun

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 07 2018 03:57 PM

MANILA -- Following a successful run last year, singer and theater actor Nyoy Volante will again be donning the red, patent leather boots of the drag queen Lola for the restaging of Tony-winning musical "Kinky Boots."

But this time, his wife Mikkie Bradshaw will also be part of the production.

Bradshaw will play the lovestruck factory employee Lauren, replacing Yannah Laurel, who played the role in last year's run.

"We've worked together since before we were even dating so it's not new to us," clarified Bradshow, adding that she's already familiar with her character.

"When I was doing his (Volante) makeup, I would get a chance to watch the show a lot. So I think whether I had intended to learn the role or not, it's already engraved," Bradshaw told ABS-CBN News.
 
For his part, Volante said he is just happy to work with his wife. 

"Specifically with 'Kinky' she was the one who did my makeup. She took time out sa acting para lang magawa 'yon. Technically kasama ko rin siya araw-araw," Volante said.

"To be honest, not because she's my wife, she's really good. First and foremost, she's a really good actor. But I've seen her do comedy and I think she's perfect fit for the role," he added.

According to Volante, most of the original cast members will be part of the limited run, including lead actor Laurence Mossman as Charlie Price, who reluctantly inherits his father's shoe factory that is on the verge of bankruptcy.

Read our review of last year's run of "Kinky Boots" here.

Directed by Bobby Garcia, “Kinky Boots” will run from March 2 to 18 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium of RCBC Plaza, Makati City.