Mark Ballas Steps Into 'Kinky Boots' Broadway Cast as Charlie Price

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Step aside: There’s a new Charlie on the block. Starting Sept. 11, Dancing With the Stars alum Mark Ballas is set to take over the lead role shoemaker Charlie Price in the current Broadway run Kinky Boots.

Ballas succeeds David Cook, who reprised the role last month following his original, month-long stint earlier in April. The Emmy-nominated dancer will play the part through Nov. 4.

The Tony-winning musical’s leading man has been filled by a murderer’s row belt-heavy rockers with a flair for theatrics, including Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie, Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears and Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn.

Ballas’ Broadways chops have been honed as part last year’s production Jersey Boys, in which he closed out the role Frankie Valli. He’s also released music as part husband-wife pop duo Alexander Jean and as a solo acoustic crooner.

“I am so ready to come back to Broadway and can’t wait to step into those iconic boots and be part the Kinky Boots legacy,” Ballas said in a statement. “Kinky Boots is a heartfelt, positive, and joyous show with an even more beautiful message that we all need right now more than ever. It will be an honor to perform alongside this amazing company and get to tell this story eight times a week!”

See Ballas’ Twitter announcement -- and guitar prowess -- below: