Cyndi Lauper stopped by Big Morning Buzz Live With Carrie Keagan yesterday to discuss the drag queen inside us all, her musical contribution to Broadway musical Kinky Boots, and the buzz surrounding her highly anticipated “She’s So Unusual” tour.
Lauper has been on our radios and in our hearts since her debut album, She’s So Unusual, was released in 1983. She’s So Unusual spawned four top five hits on the Billboard charts, including the timeless, girl power anthem “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” By 1985, Lauper earned herself the Best New Artist title at the Grammy Awards. Not only did she continue releasing hit after hit, but she also showed the world her acting chops, winning an Emmy Award for her role of Marianne on the popular 90s sitcom Mad About You. Lauper gets one step closer to EGOT status, joining the ranks of Audrey Hepburn and Mel Brooks, as her foray into the world of Broadway, Kinky Boots, has been nominated for 13 Tony Awards.
Over the course of her career, Cyndi Lauper has not only cemented her spot in pop culture history, but continues to amaze and delight audiences across the globe with her music and personality. We’re honored to have her participate in The Scoop treatment. From what she considers the best thing about writing for Broadway to her childhood idol, find out the nine things you never knew about Cyndi Lauper!
Cyndi Lauper and Billy Porter discuss Kinky Boots:
And read on for more info on the “She’s So Unusual” tour!
Cyndi reveals she will be performing She’s So Unusual as it was recorded to celebrate the album’s 30th anniversary as a gift to her loyal fans.