After another successful gig as the four-time host of the Tony Awards, Neil Patrick Harrismakes his return to Broadway in the title role of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
No announcement has been made about the theater, exact dates, or additional cast but Harris says he is “ecstatic and terrified to be stepping into Hedwig’s heels”. The production will be directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, American Idiot).
The 1997 cult musical with book and lyrics by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask, is a dramatic musical comedy about a fictional rock ‘n’ roll band, called The Angry Inch, and follows the path of an East German rocker and front band leader bouncing back from botched transgender surgery, who comes to America in search of fame and a truer sense of herself.
His last appearance on Broadway was in the dual role of the Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald in Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman‘s Assassins, which won a 2004 Tony for best musical revival.
Harris is a three-time Emmy Award winner for his guest-starring role on “Glee” and as host of the 63rd and 65th Annual Tony Awards. Next up, Harris will host and produce the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.