Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie to make Broadway debut in 'Kinky Boots'

Broadway's "Kinky Boots" has found its new star: Panic! at the Disco's Brendon Urie!

The punk rock frontman will trade his Converse for stilettos in the hit musical starting in May 2017. He'll play leading man Charlie Price, a British shoe designer who finds inspiration in bold drag queen Lola.

Urie posted a cryptic Instagram announcing the big news: "Lost a bet to a guy in a chiffon skirt..." he wrote, quoting Panic!'s own lyrics to "Don't Threaten Me With A Good Time." The photo? A silky red Broadway curtain. The double meaning wasn't lost on his followers: "YES BRENDON MAKE THOSE HIGH HEELS WORK!" one fan wrote.

Although he's best known as lead singer for the Grammy-nominated, chart-topping Panic! at the Disco, Urie's vocal talents aren't limited to rock music. He has a rare four-octave tenor vocal range, which will certainly lend itself well to the Broadway stage.

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: Jake Gyllenhaal during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for The Manhattan Theatre Club's production of 'Constellations' at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on January 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Emma Stone during the curtain call for her debut performance in Broadway's 'Cabaret' at Roundabout Theatre Company's Studio 54 on November 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Rumer Willis making her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in 'Chicago' at the Ambassador Theatre on September 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 04: Fran Drescher makes her debut in 'Broadway's 'Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella' at Broadway Theatre on February 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 04: Carly Rae Jepsen makes her debut in 'Broadway's 'Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella' at Broadway Theatre on February 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 01: Vanessa Williams poses backstage at "After Midnight" on Broadway at The Brooks Atkinson Theatre on April 1, 2014 in New York City. Actress Vanessa Williams joined the cast tonight. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: Jennifer Hudson during the Broadway Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for 'The Color Purple' at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on December 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Brandy Norwood takes her curtain call as 'Roxie Hart' in 'Chicago' on Broadway at The Ambassador Theater on April 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Bradley Cooper during the Curtain Call for the first Broadway preview performance of 'The Elephant Man' at The Booth Theatre on November 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 19: Elisabeth Moss during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for 'The Heidi Chronicles' at The Music Box Theatre on March 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Vanessa Hudgens and the cast of 'Gigi' perform onstage at the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
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