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Michelle Visage joins cast of Everybody's Talking About Jamie in the West End

The ”RuPaul’s Drag Race” star is making her West End debut in the hit musical

Michelle Visage
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Michelle Visage will join the West End production of Everybody's Talking About Jamie.

The recording artist, actress, author, television personality, podcast co-host and radio show host, best known for being a judge on hit Emmy-winning show RuPaul's Drag Race, will make her West End stage debut in the show, which currently runs at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Visage will take on the role of Miss Hedge (currently being played by Tamsin Carroll) from Thursday 18 October to Saturday 26 January.

Visage said: "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. 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 favourite cities in the world!"

She joins the current cast, featuring John McCrea (Jamie), Rebecca McKinnis (Margaret), Shobna Gulati (Ray), Lucie Shorthouse (Pritti Pasha) and Lee Ross (Hugo/Loco Chanel).

Everybody's Talking About Jamie, which first opened at Sheffield Crucible before transferring to the West End in late 2017, won the WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Musical earlier this year. It has songs by Dan Gillespie Sells with book and lyrics by Tom MacRae.

It's directed by Jonathan Butterell with design by Anna Fleischle, choreography by Kate Prince, lighting design by Lucy Carter, sound design by Paul Groothuis and musical direction by Theo Jamieson.