Shimer College

August 09, 2013

Jayne Baron Sherman ‘68 is Producer of Hit Musical “Kinky Boots”

Shimer extends congratulations to Jayne Baron Sherman ‘68, a producer of the six-time Tony-winning musical “Kinky Boots.”

The musical about a struggling shoe factory saved from bankruptcy when the owner begins to design shoes for drag queens opened in 2013 to rave reviews and will launch its national tour in 2014 in Las Vegas. It is directed by Jerry Mitchell, with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper. 

Jayne Baron Sherman’s previous Broadway productions include “The Normal Heart,” “Elling,” “33 Variations,” and the Tony Award-winning revival of “A Raisin in the Sun.”  An LGBTQ activist, her board service includes In the Life Media (co-chair), Lambda Legal (co-chair) and Stonewall Community Foundation.