WATCH: The Making of Kinky Boots

By Jase Peeples

Originally published on Advocate.com May 15 2013 2:53 PM ET

Kinky Boots, the high-spirited new musical currently taking Broadway by storm, leads the 2013 Tony Awards contenders with 13 nominations, including Best Original Score. Written by music legend Cyndi Lauper, the Broadway production’s score will be available for the first time when the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Kinky Boots is released May 28.

In an interview with The Advocate earlier this week, Lauper described her experience writing the musical’s songs. “Having to write songs for different characters, you have to be part of every minute of the show and you feel more responsible,” she said. “Theater is such an amazing environment. A real team experience, and when the show is frozen you look at each other and feel this connectedness I have never felt before in my life.”

In the below video, Lauper and the Kinky Boots cast give us a behind-the-scenes look at recording the official album.