Michael C. Hall to be 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'

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Posted: Sep 08, 2014 8:34 PM
Michael C. Hall to be 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael C. Hall's next step is going to be a gender bending one — the former "Dexter" star will play the rock chanteuse at the center of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" on Broadway.

Producers of the Tony Award-winning musical revival said Monday that Hall will pull on a miniskirt and play the German transsexual Hedwig at the Belasco Theatre starting Oct. 16, through Jan. 4.

Hall will be taking over from Andrew Rannells, the Tony Award-nominated star of "The Book of Mormon" on Broadway and HBO's "Girls." Rannells, in turn, replaced Tony-winner and "How I Met Your Mother" star Neil Patrick Harris. Rannells ends his run Oct. 12.

Hall was one of an impressive quartet of actors on Broadway starring in Will Eno's play "The Realistic Joneses" this spring. The former Showtime sociopath joined Toni Collette, Marisa Tomei and Tracy Letts.

Hall has sung onstage before: He took over from Alan Cumming as the white-faced emcee in the last revival of "Cabaret," a part he played almost 500 times. Now he'll be rocking out tunes including "Sugar Daddy" and "Wicked Little Town" in platform heels.

In his first Broadway show, he was an understudy in David Hare's "Skylight" in 1996. His break-out roles — as a funeral director on HBO's "Six Feet Under" and then "Dexter" — earned Hall Emmy Award nominations.

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Online: http://hedwigbroadway.com

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