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In Some Like It Hot, J. Harrison Ghee Is Making Waves for Non-Binary Representation on Broadway

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J. Harrison Ghee is the epitome of fully living in your authenticity. From playing in their mom’s closet as a kid to originating a non-binary role in Some Like It Hot on Broadway, Ghee isn’t wasting any opportunity to express exactly who they are. The key to their confidence? A mantra that’s followed them their whole lives: “You have to free yourself to see yourself.”

It was a gray and brooding Thursday afternoon on the day of the interview when Ghee strutted in, adorned with a plumage of pearls, a camouflage capelet, a tulle dress, stilettos, and a smile—a vision of androgyny. They immediately lit up the room. While everyone stood in awe of their statuesque presence, Ghee playfully remarked, “You knew who you were working with!”

Ghee is radiating that same joy and positivity as the fleet-footed, upright bassist, Jerry/Daphne in Some Like It Hot, now on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre. Set in Chicago, during the Prohibition Era, a pair of musicians, Joe (played by Christian Borle) and Jerry (Ghee), are on the run after witnessing a mob murder. The two join an all-girl’s jazz band disguised as Josephine and Daphne and escape to California...READ MORE

Author: Vi Dang