Nyoy Volante stars in 'Kinky Boots' musical

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 15 2017 03:39 PM | Updated as of May 20 2017 04:37 PM

MANILA – The cast of the upcoming production of the Tony award-winning musical “Kinky Boots” has been revealed.

Leading the pack is Kapamilya singer and theater actor Nyoy Volante, who will play the role of Simon and Lola. Volante was last seen on stage as Frankie Valli in “Jersey Boys.” He also appears on the ABS-CBN variety show “ASAP” from time to time.

Joining Volante is Laurence Mossman from the musical “Fun Home,” who will take on the role of Charlie Price.

Yanah Laurel, on the other hand, plays factory worker Lauren, and former “Miss Saigon” cast member Tricia Canilao returns to the local stage after a hiatus as Nicola. 

Also part of the cast are Jamie Wilson, Nel Gomez, Christine Flores, Sarah Facuri, Steven Cionde, Rhenwyn Gabalonzo, Ron Gohel, Jill Peña, Japs Treopaldo and Juancho Escoto. 

Featured as the angels are Ritz Beltan, Jorge Jahnke, Michael Jahnke, Jazztin Cacayan, Mark Pineda and Gerhard Krysstopher.

Directed by Bobby Garcia, “Kinky Boots” follows the story of Charlie Price (Mossman), who has reluctantly inherited his father's shoe factory that is on the verge of bankruptcy.

Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man that he is meant to be. 

As they work together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they actually thought.

“Kinky Boots” will open on June 30 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati.