Any fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race or What’s the Tee? knows that Michelle Visage is a big ol’ theater queen—and now our favorite squirrel friend is about to become a theater star, henny!
The team behind the hit London musical, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, has announced that Visage will take over the role of Miss Hedge from October 18 to January 26.
We are giddy with excitement and delighted to announce that the FABULOUS @RuPaulsDragRace star and @GotTalentIRL judge @michellevisage will join our cast and make her West-End musical debut as Miss Hedge from 18 Oct until 26 Jan! ⭐️#JamieLondon pic.twitter.com/32GnCsKRXf
— JamieMusical (@JamieMusical) September 19, 2018
“We are all absolutely delighted to welcome Michelle Visage to the cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie as our new Miss Hedge,” said Nica Burns, producer of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. “Michelle blew us away with her fantastic singing voice, her excellent characterization of the part and her charismatic stage presence.”
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is based on the 2011 BBC television documentary Jamie: Drag Queen At 16. The doc followed Jamie Campbell, a teenage boy from a small former mining village, who comes out as gay and wants to go to his school prom in drag.
The score for the musical is by Dan Gillespie Sells, the out lead singer of British rock band The Feeling with a book by Tom MacRae and direction by Jonathan Butterell.
“I am BEYOND thrilled to be making my West End debut in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie! The reason I chose this show in particular is because of the very important message it tells,” said Visage.
“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! Also there is a HUGE bonus: I get to live in London, one of my favorite cities in the world,” the Drag Race judge continued. “I can’t wait to help audiences to fall in love with the show the way I did when I saw Everybody’s Talking About Jamie for the first time and understand why everyone REALLY IS talking about Jamie!”
We are grabbing our passports because we can’t wait to see our favorite squirrel friend make her London stage debut.
For more info, and to book tickets, head on over to the Everybody’s Talking About Jamie website.