The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is getting a new lead actor in August
Broadway’s “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” picked up four trophies at Sunday’s Tony Awards, and now the team behind it is bringing on a new lead actor.
“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” was originally expected to have a limited run until Aug. 17, but after Sunday’s big wins, the show will go on with Rannells.
“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” is a musical rock concert led by Hedwig, a transgender singer from East Berlin expressing tales from her childhood through song while competing with her ex-lover’s rival concert as it is being performed across the street.
Rannells has previous experience with Hedwig, having played the role in a 2001 production in Austin. Additionally, Rannells has gained attention as the lead in Ryan Murphy‘s sitcom “The New Normal” and as Hannah’s ex-boyfriend, Elijah, on HBO’s “Girls.”