The award-winning actress and singer Jinkx Monsoon is to join the cast of Doctor Who.
Monsoon is a winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race and has recently completed a sell-out run in Chicago on Broadway.
She has cultivated an international fanbase after winning two seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race including an All-Stars season where she was crowned “Queen of Queens”, competing against other winners of the show.
Monsoon joins Doctor Who after completing her sell-out run on Broadway, where she made her highly-anticipated debut as Matron ‘Mama’ Morton in Broadway’s longest-running show, Chicago. Her run on Broadway was a historic moment for the LGBTQIA+ community, as she became the first drag queen to play the role of Mama Morton, breaking box office records in her extended 8-week run.
Russell T Davies, Showrunner said:
Jinkx Monsoon, said:
Doctor Who returns in November 2023 with three special episodes with David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor to coincide with the 60th anniversary.
Ncuti Gatwa’s first episode as the Fifteenth Doctor will then air over the festive period.
Doctor Who will premiere exclusively on the BBC for the UK and Ireland.
Disney+ will be the exclusive home for new seasons of Doctor Who outside of the UK and Ireland.