JAKE SHEARS is the lead singer of the multiplatinum-selling glam rock band Scissor Sisters. Born in Arizona, he grew up in the Seattle area before moving to New York City, where he studied fiction writing at The New School. He wrote the music for Tales of the City, a 2011 stage musical based on Armistead Maupin’s bestselling book series of the same name, and joined the cast of Kinky Boots on Broadway in the role of Charlie Price in January 2018. Jake Shears' self-titled debut solo album is out August 10, 2018. He divides his time between Los Angeles and New Orleans.