McKinley Merritt, a UT theatre alumni and Nashville native, is so excited to be a part of Kinky Boots after returning to the Clarence Brown stage in Trouble in Mind and Hair during the 2022-23 season! Her favorite roles include the ensembles of Kiss Me, KateMonty Python’s Spamalot, and Sweeney Todd, as well as Logainne in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Beeall at the Clarence Brown Theatre. You can often find McKinley interning at a cappella conventions, singing with her 90s cover band, Teen Spirit, and probably laughing too hard at something really silly. Stay healthy, be safe, and, most importantly, enjoy the show!