“I’ve always been a little feminine, but I hid it for years. I never expressed my sensitive side outside of people I felt comfortable with, so playing Lola and being an Angel [in Kinky Boots] taught me so much about myself. When I put those boots, it’s strapping on a new part of myself and learning that my true self is awesome and that I don’t have to hide anymore.”
We chat with Kinky Boots and Something Rotten! alum Nick Rashad Burroughs about falling into theatre, coming out, and getting Baptized by Broadway (and James Brown).
Recommendation: "Paris is Burning" documentary
Shout out: Aisha Jackson