Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper

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Multi-Talented Artist

… and one of music’s most beloved icons, Cyndi has racked up global record sales of over 50 million (and 14 Grammy nominations) and has won countless awards, from a Grammy and an Emmy to numerous honors for her tireless activism.

This Year

… brings another series of spectacular firsts for Cyndi. To her lengthy list of accomplishments, she can now add Broadway composer, star of her own TV show, and author.

Television

For her television adventure, she has joined with one of TV’s most influential producers, Mark Burnett, whom she met after her 2010 turn on Celebrity Apprentice.

Still So Unususal

Her docu-series, titled Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual, launches this winter on WE tv. The half-hour show gives viewers a backstage pass through her personal and professional life as she juggles her roles as rock star, mother, wife, Broadway composer, and philanthropist.

Home Life

With her hectic touring schedule, awards appearances, and recording sessions, Cyndi must also balance her family life with her husband of 20 years, actor David Thornton (My Sister’s Keeper, The Notebook), and the couple’s 15-year-old son, Declyn.

Declyn

A typical day will find Cyndi racing from a glamorous photo shoot to a writing session to a Broadway meeting, and then on to one of Declyn’s hockey games.

Avalon Harmonia

Fans of the FOX hit “Bones” will also be glad to know that Cyndi also continues her role as the bewitching psychic Avalon Harmonia.

Broadway

As for Broadway, Cyndi, who won great acclaim with her 2006 stage debut as Jenny in The Threepenny Opera, has written the music and lyrics for the much-anticipated Broadway adaptation of the British film Kinky Boots.

Kinky Boots

The new musical brings together a powerhouse team: Cyndi, legendary producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein and venerable director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell.

Joyous, Inspirational Musical

“Kinky Boots is the kind of joyous, inspirational musical that we love and are excited to share with audiences,” say Roth and Luftig.

Charles Price

Inspired by a true story, it’s the tale of one Charlie Price, who is forced to step in and save his family’s shoe factory in Northern England following the sudden death of his father.

Lola

Help arrives from the unlikeliest angel—a charismatic drag performer named Lola. Together, this improbable duo revitalize the ailing business and help one another grow into the men their fathers dreamed they would become.

Unforgetable Score

In the process—and buoyed by Cyndi’s unforgettable score of instant classics, from lively comic tunes to bring-down-the-house stunners—they transform an entire community through the power of acceptance. It’s a message that could not be more timely.

Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir

Of course, Cyndi has always been an advocate for people who are different (among whom she proudly counts herself.) She details this journey in her recent New York Times Best Selling autobiography, Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir.

The Book

Written with journalist Jancee Dunn and published by Atria Books, the memoir details for the first time Cyndi’s tumultuous years growing up in Queens, the ups and downs of a career that has spanned over three decades, her conflicted feelings on fame and her advocacy of equality for all that led to the creation of her foundation, the True Colors Fund.

The Beginning

Cyndi writes with moving detail about how she left her chaotic home life at 17 with no prospects and no money. While taking jobs at the racetrack, as an I-Hop waitress and gal Friday, music was her refuge.

She’s So Unusual

She moved from band to band, playing small gigs, and finally landed a solo deal. In 1983 she broke out with the album “She’s So Unusual” which earned her a Grammy for Best New Artist and made her the first female artist in history to have four top 10 singles on a debut album.

Free Spirit

“Most of us think of Cyndi as the free-spirited girl who just wants to have fun and her many die-hard fans will be surprised to know her real life story,” says Judith Curr, Executive Vice President and Publisher, Atria Books.

That’s Life

“Sometimes I come off good, sometimes not so good,” says Lauper. “But I never wanted this book to be anything but my truth.

from Cyndi

“It’s not about what people think of me, but what I learned along the way. And if telling the story of what I went through can help someone else, then it’s worth it”

Cyndi the Advocate

Helping others has always been a guiding force for Cyndi. An unwavering advocate for equality long before she became famous, she co-founded the True Colors Fund in 2008 to further her commitment.

Give a Damn Campaign

The organization works to inspire everyone to get involved in advancing equality for all through its Give a Damn Campaign…

Forty to None Project

…and to bring an end to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth homelessness through its newly launched Forty to None Project.

Cyndi’s Commitment

Cyndi’s particular commitment to helping these vulnerable youth is driven by the fact that they are on the street primarily due to family rejection based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

As a Mother…

“As a mother, I can’t ever imagine throwing my child away. I can’t imagine kicking a kid out of my house. I can’t imagine rejecting a person who is, literally, a part of me,” says Lauper.

True Colors Residence

In addition, Cyndi is the Honorary Chairperson and a co- founder of the True Colors Residence, the first project of its kind to provide a permanent, supportive and secure home to formerly homeless LGBT youth in New York City.

What’s Next…

Looking to the near future, Cyndi will once again turn back to her first love – music.

Next…

For now, she’s mum on the details of her next album and tour, but one thing is for sure:  it’s yet another invigorating challenge for this ever-changing artist—a woman who is never afraid to push herself creatively, and take her many fans along for the ride.

Find out everything you ever wanted to know about Cyndi!