Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco to make Broadway debut

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Brendon Urie, lead singer of the band Panic! at the Disco, performs at the Miss Universe 2013 pageant at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow November 9, 2013. Reuters/Maxim Shemetov

Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie will be stepping into a pair of new shoes — literally. The 30-year-old singer will be making his Broadway debut in an upcoming production of “Kinky Boots.” Urie will be joining the cast as the lead character, Charlie Price.

Scored by Cyndi Lauper, “Kinky Boots” tells the story of Charlie, who takes over as head of his family’s shoe factory. As the business declines, Charlie teams up with drag queen Lola (portrayed by Harrison Ghee) to produce high-heeled boots that save the shoe company. The production is based on the 2005 British film of the same name. The Broadway version, which debuted in 2013, took home six Tony Awards, with Lauper bagging Best Musical and Best Original Score. For its 2017 run, “Kinky Boots” will have Urie as Charlie Price from May 26 to August 6 in New York.

“I’m very excited to announce that I am joining the cast of Kinky Boots this summer on broadway,” Urie said in a statement posted on his band’s Facebook account. “That’s crazy to say, ‘cause this has been on my bucket list for the longest time and it really is a dream come true.”

“Kinky Boots” will mark Urie’s first official foray into acting. It is worth noting, though, that his stint as Panic! At The Disco’s lead singer has already paved way for his theatric flair, as evident in previous music videos.

Panic! At The Disco had released its fifth studio album “Death of a Bachelor” in 2016. The band then went on a tour this year. By the time the album released, Urie was the last remaining member of the lineup, having been joined by former members Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith, Brent Wilson and Jon Walker.

The band’s debut album, “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out,” was released in 2005. It became popular through the single “I Write Sins Not Tragedies.” A new sound had been adapted for the band’s sophomore album in 2008, “Pretty. Odd.” Due to creative differences, however, former band members Walker (who had replaced founding bassist Wilson by then) and Ross walked away as they were not in agreement with plans to further switch up the group's direction. Smith later left in 2015, leaving Urie as the sole remaining member from the official lineup.