RuPaul’s Drag Race star Michelle Visage is set to make her West End debut in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie next month.
Visage will join the show on 18 October in the role of Jamie’s high school teacher Miss Hedge.
Visage is best-known as a judge on the Emmy Award-winning TV series RuPaul’s Drag Race, as well as Ireland’s Got Talent.
She began her career as a member of the pop group Seduction, and had hits with songs like “Two to Make It Right” and “Lovely Day”. In 2015, she appeared on the British version of Celebrity Big Brother, reaching the final.
On joining the show, Visage said “The reason I chose this show, in particular, is because of the very important message it tells. It is a great show with great music and talent but more importantly, it’s about love, truth and the tenacity of the human spirit.”
Inspired by the documentary ‘Jamie: Drag Queen at 16’, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a funny, feel-good musical from ‘The Feeling’ Dan Gillespie-Sells and Tom MacRae, has been a much needed shot in the arm for new British Musicals.
The production opened to critical acclaim at Sheffield Crucible Theatre in mid 2017, with West End Theatre owner and producer Nica Burns confirming the show would open at the Apollo Theatre soon after.
On the casting of Visage, Nica Burns said: “Michelle blew us away with her fantastic singing voice, her excellent characterisation of the part and her charismatic stage presence.”
“We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Michelle Visage to the cast.”
Further casting announcements are expected soon.
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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is booking until 6 April 2019 at the Apollo Theatre, London