If Taye Diggs wanted to make a splash about his return to Broadway, this was certainly the way to do it. The actor will take over for Darren Criss (Glee) as the titular character in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Diggs’ 12-week run will begin in New York City on July 22. Other actors who have taken on the role include Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Tony nominee Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon), Golden Globe-winner Michael C. Hall (Dexter), and John Cameron Mitchell, who co-wrote the musical.
The first photo of Diggs in his Hedwig makeup was released earlier this week. You can find it all over the World Wide Web. Glittery, glitzy, and glamorous, this photo of Diggs is nothing short of awesome.
When asked to comment about the role, Diggs remarks, “Hedwig is the role of a lifetime.” One of his favorite parts about the costume?
“I like wearing nail polish,” he comments in a recent interview with People magazine.
This is the first time Diggs will perform on Broadway in eleven years. The last time he graced the Great White Way, it was in Wicked in 2004.