Darren Criss as Hedwig -- How Does the ‘Glee’ Star Compare to Neil Patrick Harris & Others?

by Stacy Lambe 12:01 PM PDT, April 17, 2015
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Darren Criss is set to make his debut as the titular transgender rock star in Hedwig and the Angry Inch when he takes over the Broadway role on April 29. While fans clamor for tickets for Criss' first major post-Glee role, the actor offered fans a first look at him in drag.

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Wearing glittery blue eye shadow and red lipstick, Criss embodies Hedwig’s iconic style (and sassy attitude). The only thing missing: The blonde wig, which fans won’t get to see until official photos are released. 

Following in the heels of Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall, and creator John Cameron Mitchell -- who also originated the role off Broadway and later in the popular film adaptation -- Criss has a lot to live up to. How will he do? We won’t know until he takes the stage, but for now, we can compare all five Hedwig looks. 

So many Hedwigs!

All five got together to send off Lena Hall, who won a Tony award playing Hedwig's husband, Yitzhak, after performing on stage for nearly a year. Rebecca Naomi Jones replaced the actress, performing alongside Mitchell until Criss takes over at the end of the month.