Boy George is making his way back to Broadway. The Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated singer-songwriter will take over the role of Harold Zidler in “Moulin Rouge!” Boy George will join the Tony-winning musical on Feb. 6, 2024, and continue for a limited run through May 12 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.
Tituss Burgess, who currently plays the role of Zidler, will conclude his limited engagement on Dec. 17, 2023; Eric Anderson will return to the role from Dec. 19, 2023 through Feb. 4, 2024.
“Moulin Rouge!” will mark the first Broadway appearance in two decades for Grammy winner Boy George, following his Broadway-debut turn in the bio-musical “Taboo,” in which he played the role of Leigh Bowery and for which he earned a 2004 Tony nomination for Best Original Score. Boy George rose to fame as the lead singer of the band Culture Club, known for the songs “Karma Chameleon” and “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me.”
The current principal “Moulin Rouge!” cast includes Casey Cott as Christian, Courtney Reed as Satine, Sophie Carmen-Jones as Nini, David Harris as the Duke of Monroth, André Ward as Toulouse-Lautrec and Gabe Martínez as Santiago.
Casting is by Jim Carnahan and Stephen Kopel.
Featuring a Tony-nominated book by John Logan, “Moulin Rouge!” is adapted from Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 motion picture. The musical features Tony-winning direction by Alex Timbers, Tony-winning choreography by Sonya Tayeh and Tony-winning orchestrations by Katie Kresek, Justin Levine, Charlie Rosen and Matt Stine.
“Moulin Rouge!” is produced on Broadway by Carmen Pavlovic and Gerry Ryan OAM for Global Creatures and Bill Damaschke.
Correction: An earlier version of this story indicated that Boy George would begin performances on Feb. 16. This has been amended to indicate his correct start date of Feb. 6.