RuPaul’s Drag Race Star Peppermint Is The First Trans Woman To Create A Principal Role On Broadway
Peppermint has been cast in the forthcoming musical Head Over Heels, making her the first trans woman actress to create a principal role on Broadway…
Peppermint may have landed in second place in season nine of RuPaul’s Drag Race, but she’s found a new stage to make her own. Vulture reports that the New York City drag queen has been cast in the new musical Head Over Heels, making her the first trans woman actress to create a principal role on Broadway.
Head Over Heels is based off of Sir Philip Sidney’s Elizabethan farce Arcadia, with music from the all-girl rock band The Go-Gos. Expect songs like: “We Got the Beat,” “Get Up And Go,” “Heaven Is A Place On Earth,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” and the title “Head Over Heels.”
The show is going to be directed by Hedwig And The Angry Inch’s Michael Mayer and will also star Andrew Durand, Taylor Iman Jones, Jeremy Kushnier, Bonnie Milligan, Tom Alan Robbins, Alexandra Socha, and Rachel York.
Peppermint isn’t the first RuPaul’s Drag Race star to grace Broadway: Milan (Dwayne Cooper) has appeared in Motown and Hairspray, and several others have been a part of New York’s stage scene, notably Jinkx Monsoon and Alexis Michelle.
Head Over Heels will have a pre-Broadway run in San Francisco from April 10 through May 6, before opening in New York at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre on July 26.