J. Harrison Ghee is a well-known American actor, singer, and dancer who has gained recognition for their work on Broadway.
They have played the lead roles in various stage musicals, including Lola in Kinky Boots, Andre Mayem in Mrs. Doubtfire, and Jerry/Daphne in Some Like It Hot.
Ghee spent their childhood in Fayetteville, North Carolina, as the child of a Southern Baptist pastor and an educator.
They learned to play cello and bass in middle school and later joined the E. E. Smith High School marching band, playing the trombone.
After graduating high school in 2007, they attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.
In college, they tried drag for the first time when they played a female wrestler.
Ghee started their career as a performer at Tokyo Disneyland and on cruise ships. During their time in Tokyo, they created their drag persona, Crystal Demure.
They auditioned for Motown and shared their story and connection with the Kinky Boots character Lola, which led to their casting as Lola in their Broadway debut.
They became the first established drag performer to take on the role. Later, they joined the national touring production of the show.
In 2019, they originated the role of Andre Mayem in Mrs. Doubtfire, a role they also played in the 5th Avenue Theatre out of town engagement.
In 2021, they played Velma Kelly in The Muny’s production of Chicago.
Ghee started previews for the role of Andre Mayem in Mrs. Doubtfire before the 2020 closing of Broadway.
In 2022, they joined the cast of Some Like It Hot and are playing the role of Jerry/Daphne, originally played by Jack Lemmon in the film.
J. Harrison Ghee Gender: Is Harrison Ghee Man, Woman or Trans?
Ghee identifies as non-binary and prefers he/they pronouns, According to wikipedia, Non-binary and genderqueer are umbrella terms for gender identities that are not solely male or female.