Nyoy Volante to play a crossdresser in Cyndi Lauper musical

5/20/2017 9:44 AM | Updated as of 5/21/2017 9:12 AM
by: Maureen Marie Belmonte

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While it wasn’t his first time to play such kind of a role, Nyoy Volante is very much thrilled to take on the role of a crossdresser in the local adaptation of the Broadway musical Kinky Boots.

Nyoy, during the show’s press conference, happily shared that he would be playing the role of the crossdressing lead character named Lola.

“Probably around last year while doing Jersey Boys they hinted that they wanted me to play Lola. Of course I said yes,” he said when asked as to when he got wind of the Cyndi Lauper-penned project.

“If anyone knows me they would know that I take on a challenge and I have fun doing it. Anything that’s out of my character, anything that’s going to label me as a crazy persona or someone who enjoys doing crazy stuff, I’m very excited,” continued.

Prior to being a Tawag ng Tanghalan hurado, Nyoy gained praises for his exceptional performances in the impersonation competition Your Face Sounds Familiar.

“I want everyone to watch. I want everyone to see me like that,” he said when asked as to who he wants to see him in the kinky red boots.

Will he invite Vice Ganda?

“Yeah, definitely. Sila Anne [Curtis] they’re very excited. They’re a fan of the show. Sana manood sila,” he said.

Since the show is set to run next month, Nyoy revealed that he would be taking a break from his stint as a TNT judge.

Luckily, he shared that his It’s Showtime family are supportive of his latest endeavor.

Ay hindi naman. They are very supportive naman. Marami naman kaming hurado doon,” he said. “And kung mapapansin niyo ‘yung iba nawawala rin ng matagal kasi they’re on tour ganyan. I’m very happy that they’re very supportive.”

Nevertheless, he assured fans that he won’t completely be out of the show.

“I’ll attend whenever I can. Definitely hindi naman ako mawawala ng matagal,” he said.

Catch Kinky Boots from June 30 to July 23 at the RCBC Theater. For tickets just visit Ticketworld or call 891-9999.

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