Kinky Boots

June 19 – 25

Regional and Muny premiere!
Everybody Say Yeah!

“Step into a dream where glamour is extreme” with the U.S. regional premiere of the international smash-hit-musical Kinky Boots! Winner of six Tony Awards, the Olivier Award and the Grammy, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of a struggling British shoe factory that finds a surprising way to recreate themselves! Featuring 16 Grammy Award-winning original songs penned by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this sparkling, stiletto sensation will “lift you up!”

Performance starts at 8:15 p.m.

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Cast


Graham Scott Fleming (Charlie Price)

Muny debut! Broadway: Miss Saigon. Off-Broadway: TJ in Music City. Regional: My Very Own British Invasion. Canadian premieres: Mace Perry in Jukebox Hero, Charlie Price in Kinky Boots, Sam Wheat in Ghost: The Musical. Film: Love You Like Christmas (Hallmark).

J. Harrison Ghee (Lola)

is elated to make his Muny debut with the show that has changed his life. International tour: Kinky Boots (Lola/Swing)Regional: The Color Purple (Ensemble). Television: High Maintenance. Proud graduate of AMDA (NY) @jharrisonghee

Taylor Louderman (Lauren)

Muny: Aida (Amneris), Grease (Sandy), Hairspray (Amber) and as a Muny Teen 10 years ago! This Tony-nominated actress from Bourbon, MO is currently starring on Broadway in Mean Girls as Regina. Taylor is reprising her role as Lauren after performing in Kinky Boots on Broadway. Her career began at Ozark Actors Theatre in Rolla where she currently serves on the board and contributes to rural Missouri’s theatre education. She made her Broadway debut starring in Bring It On: The Musical produced with The Muny’s own Mike Isaacson. Favorite credits: NBC’s Peter Pan Live! (Wendy), Nickelodeon’s Sunny Day (Blair), CBS’s The Good Fight, HBO’s High Maintenance, Showtime’s The Loudest Voice. @taylizlou

Caroline Bowman (Nicola)

is thrilled to return to The Muny after appearing in All Shook Up (Natalie/Ed). Broadway/Tours: Kinky Boots (Nicola), Wicked (Elphaba), Evita (Eva Perón), Spamalot (Lady of the Lake), Grease (Rizzo), and Fame (Carmen). BFA, Penn State. Love always to Mom, Dad, Bobby, Soffer/Namoff Entertainment, Innovative Artists, and her incredible husband, Austin. God is good. @carolinebowman5

John Scherer (George)

has previously appeared at The Muny in Annie, Young Frankenstein, The Buddy Holly Story, The Addams Family, Spamalot and Mame. Broadway: LoveMusik, By Jeeves and Sunset Boulevard. Off Broadway: Dames at Sea, Olympus On My Mind. Other New York: The Most Happy Fella (New York City Opera), Out Of This World (NY City Center Encores!) and A Tribute to Comden and Green (Carnegie Hall). National tours: 42nd Street, Cats, Mame and White Christmas. He recently appeared in the critically acclaimed revival of The Drowsy Chaperone at the Goodspeed Opera House. Other regional: Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, Goodman Theatre, Ahmanson Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse and many others. Film/TV: Spinning into Butter, The Shield, Crossing Jordan, Titus and Law & Order (SVU and CI). He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.

Paul Whitty (Don)

is thrilled to be making his Muny debut! Broadway: Getting’ the Band Back TogetherAmelieOnceThe Full Monty. Off-Broadway and other NYC: Once (New York Theatre Workshop), Bayonets of Angst (NYMF), Violet (NY City Center Encores!), Twelfth Night (Sonnet Repertory). Regional: Baby DollA Streetcar Named Desire (Le Petit Theatre), Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood! (Old Globe), Amelie (Berkeley Rep, CTG), Peter and the Starcatcher (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Judge Jackie (Sharon Playhouse), Be More Chill (Two River Theater), Once (American Repertory Theatre), Reasons to Be Pretty, Art (Crescent Stage), Circle Mirror Transformation (PURE Theatre), Doubt (Village Rep). Film/TV: Song OneLaw & Order SVUGuiding Light. BFA Acting, UNCSA. Katie and Amelie, love you so.

Victor Landon (Young Charlie)

is delighted to join the cast of Kinky Boots. Muny: Gypsy (Newsboy) and youth ensemble for The Little Mermaid, Newsies and An Evening with the Stars. Other St. Louis area favorite roles include JoJo in Seussical (Arts for Life Award) and Gavroche in Les Misérables. He loves performing with the Muny Kids troupe. He is grateful to Mike, Michael, Nancy, and the creative team of Kinky Boots for this opportunity. Many thanks to his mentors at East Central College Theatre, Christ Memorial Productions, Planet Gymnastics and Krupinski Academy of Dance. Much love to family and friends. Victor would like to remind you that “the most beautiful thing in the world” tonight is you, the audience! Thank you for your support of the arts!

Khaydn M. Adams (Young Lola)

is thrilled to make his theatrical debut at The Muny! Khaydn has a passion for musical theatre and has participated in several small productions, including Madagascar Jr. for his 6th grade class and plays at church, where Khaydn is the youngest member of the mass chorus and has been a featured soloist. Khaydn sings and dances with COCA in University City and says he ‘loves performing as much as he loves chicken’ (that’s saying a lot)! Khaydn has been trained in violin, cello, alto and tenor saxophone but is self-taught on the piano. In his free time, he enjoys cooking and making slime. Khaydn aspires to be a professional artist when he grows up and is grateful for this opportunity to perform live on stage.

Meryn Beckett

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Callan Bergmann

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Holly Davis

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Ian Fitzgerald

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Todd A. Horman

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Valton Jackson

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Omega Jones

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Patrick Oliver Jones

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Jacob Lacopo

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Ross Lekites

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Maggie McDowell

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Michael Olaribigbe

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Jen Perry

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Kyle Post

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Anthony Sagaria

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Ricky Schroeder

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Joey Taranto

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Zoe Vonder Haar

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Creative Team



DB BONDS (Director)

is thrilled to be making his directorial debut at The Muny after appearing as Emmett in Legally Blonde in 2011. DB is the associate director of Kinky Boots and Pretty Woman on Broadway. He also served as the associate director of Kinky Boots worldwide with productions in England, Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan and Korea. As an actor, he appeared in Broadway and national touring productions of Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Legally Blonde and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

RUSTY MOWERY (Choreographer)

is thrilled to be back at the magical Muny after serving as choreographer for The Muny productions of Legally Blonde and Hairspray. He is currently the Associate Choreographer of Pretty Woman on Broadway and the Associate Choreographer of Kinky Boots for Broadway, both U.S. national tours, England, Australia, Canada, Germany, Korea and Japan tours. Proud SDC member. As an actor, Rusty appeared on Broadway in Cats, Ragtime, Hairspray, Seussical and Legally Blonde.

RYAN FIELDING GARRETT (Music Director/Conductor)

NYC/national tour: Kinky Boots, Jasper in Deadland, The Man in the Ceiling, Hamilton, Mary Poppins, Sweeney Todd (NY Philharmonic), Wicked, Big River (Encores!), Finding Neverland, The Three Little Pigs. Regional: Next to Normal (Weston Playhouse), Little Miss Scrooge (Rubicon Theatre), Passing Strange, [title of show], Chess (Playhouse Square), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare). NYC orchestration credits include Darling, A Night Like This. Graduate of Baldwin Wallace University.

JERRY MITCHELL (Original Broadway Direction and Choreography)

Tony Award winner for Best Choreography: La Cage aux Folles (revival) and Kinky Boots (also nominated as Director). Current Broadway: Pretty Woman (Director/Choreographer) and Kinky Boots. Other recent work includes the Gloria Estefan musical On Your Feet! (Director) and the pre-Broadway productions of Half Time (Chicago and Paper Mill Playhouse) and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. In the 35 preceding years, Jerry has been involved with over 50 Broadway, West End and touring productions, including as choreographer of You’re A Good Man, Charlie BrownThe Full Monty (Tony nomination), The Rocky Horror ShowHairspray (Tony nomination and NBC telecast), GypsyNever Gonna Dance (Tony nomination), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony and Olivier nominations), La Cage aux FollesLegally Blonde (Tony nomination), which he also directed and Catch Me If You Can.

MICHAEL SCHWEIKARDT (Scenic Design)

GREGG BARNES (Costume Design)

LINDSAY McWILLIAMS (Costume Design Coordination)

NATHAN W. SCHEUER (Lighting Design)

Thrilled to be back for Season 101! Muny: Singin’ in the Rain, Annie, Jesus Christ Superstar, Aida, Mamma Mia! Other credits include: A Taste of Things to Come (Broadway Playhouse), Sister Act (New Theatre), Admissions, Heisenberg (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), After the Curtain (Shaping Sound), Spamalot (Arkansas Rep), Off the Grid, E/Space (Barak Ballet), Lord Tom (The York), Masha’s Seagull (Berkshire Theatre Group), The Sleeping Beauty, Beneath One’s Dignity (LA Ballet), Water by the Spoonful (TheatreSquared). Nathan also has had the pleasure to design for Mandy Patinkin, Patti LuPone, Selena Gomez, Alice Cooper, and was associate designer for Manilow on Broadway. He’s also has worked with companies like NYC Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet and San Francisco Opera. USA 829 Proud Member.

JOHN SHIVERS (Sound Design)

Credits: Pretty Woman, Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Edition, Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour, The Muny 2015 – 2019 seasons, Kinky Boots (2013 Tony Award), Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Bonnie & Clyde, Sister Act, 9 to 5, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan, In My Life and Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays. International: The Secret, Tarzan, Das Wunder von Bern, The Lion King (Shanghai, Singapore). Regional: Rock of Ages, The Heart of Rock & Roll, Moonshine, Harmony, The Nutty Professor, Tales of the City, Emma, Robin and the 7 Hoods. He’s enjoyed collaborations with Savion Glover, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, Gregory Hines and engineering at Electric Lady Studios. John’s proudest production, however, is his gem of a daughter, Ruby.

DAVID PATRIDGE (Sound Design)

Broadway: Holler If Ya Hear MeSoul Doctor. US tours: FlashdanceMamma Mia!Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat. Regional: Rock of Ages, 42nd Street, The Heart of Rock & Roll, The Muny 2015-2019 seasons, First Wives ClubHarmonyThe Nutty ProfessorEmma, Robin and the 7 HoodsSammyAceBeauty and the BeastSingin’ in the RainSweeney ToddMiss Saigon. International: Das Wunder von Bern. Associate Sound Design: Pretty Woman, ParamourKinky BootsHugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Leap of FaithBonnie & ClydeWe Will Rock YouSister ActCome Fly Away9 to 5The Little MermaidMamma Mia!TarzanCat on a Hot Tin Roof and In My Life.

SHAWN DUAN (Video Design)

KELLEY JORDAN (Wig Design)

NANCY PITTELMAN (Production Stage Manager)