19/09/2018 10:49 BST

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Judge Michelle Visage Joins 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie'

Huge condragulations are in order.

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ judge Michelle Visage has announced she is joining the cast of West End smash ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’.

Michelle - who has made no secret of her ambitions to appear or on Broadway, or her love of British culture - revealed on Wednesday that she has landed the role of the title character’s teacher, Miss Hedge, who shames Jamie upon discovering he’s wearing make-up.

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Michelle said: “I am BEYOND thrilled to be making my West End debut in ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’! The reason I chose this show in particular is because of the very important message it tells.

“It is a great show with great music and talent but more importantly it’s about love, truth and the tenacity of the human spirit!”

She later told the Evening Standard: “The show has a connection for me on many levels which is ironic, as the role I’m doing is the opposite of who I am as a person.” 

Originally from New Jersey, Michelle will be trying her hand at a Sheffield accent when she makes her ‘Jamie’ debut next month. 

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Michelle and her 'Drag Race' co-stars at the Emmys

Michelle is best known as RuPaul’s right-hand woman on ‘Drag Race’, a role she took on in the show’s third series.

Earlier this week, she and RuPaul attended the Emmys together, where ‘Drag Race’ took home the Outsanding Reality Programme award for the first time.

Outside of ‘Drag Race’, Michelle took part in ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ in 2015, making it through to the live final, and more recently, she took up a seat on the ‘Ireland’s Got Talent’ judging panel, alongside Denise Van Outen, Jason Byrne and Louis Walsh.

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John McCrea in 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie'

‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ debuted on London’s West End in 2017, and swiftly racked up five Olivier nominations, including Best New Musical and Best Actor In A Musical for its leading man, John McCrea.

The musical is based on the 2011 BBC Three documentary ‘Jamie: Drag Queen At 16’, which told the story of Jamie, a secondary school student who hoped to attend his Year 11 prom in drag.

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