"Dexter" star Michael C. Hall will play the lead role of an East German transgender singer in the Broadway musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” The title role was made famous by “How I Met Your Mother” star Neil Patrick Harris.
Hall will reportedly take over the role from the "Girls" star Andrew Rannells, who is scheduled to make his last performance as Hedwig on Oct. 12. Hall, 43, made his first Broadway appearance in 1999 in “Cabaret” and most recently starred in Will Eno's 2014 Broadway production of the play "The Realistic Jones," which is directed by Sam Gold.
Harris, who secretly got married to his partner David Burtka over the weekend in Italy, took to Twitter Monday to express his excitement over Hall taking up the role of Hedwig. Harris ended his run as lead of the Broadway musical about a fictional rock and roll band on Aug. 17.
Couldn't be more excited that Michael C. Hall will be the new @HedwigOnBway 10/16-1/4! Great choice! See him or punch yourself in the face.
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) September 8, 2014
“Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” which is written by John Cameron Mitchell, with music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, received eight Tony award nominations in 2014. The musical went on to win four Tony awards, including the award for Best Revival of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Lena Hall, and Best Actor in a Musical award for Harris.
Hall will reportedly star in the musical beginning on Oct. 16 at the Belasco Theatre.