'Glee' Star Darren Criss to Star as Hedwig on Broadway
By Stacy Lambe
Prepare to see Darren Criss like you’ve never seen him before.
The Glee actor is set to take over the title role in the current revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inchon Broadway. Criss follows in the footsteps of John Cameron Mitchell -- the creator and originator of the role both Off-Broadway and on film -- as well as Neil Patrick Harris, Girls' Andrew Rannells, and Michael C. Hall (pictured below). The three TV stars all portrayed the East German transgender rocker over the past year.
Criss, who made his 2012 Broadway debut in How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, has already garnered the support of Mitchell, who is excited to welcome him to “the brotherhood of Hedwigs.”
“His stage presence is electrifying, his rock and roll credentials and comic timing impeccable, and I’m thrilled to be working with him to create a brand-new Hedwig,” Mitchell said in a statement. The praise is also backed by the show’s composer Stephen Trask: “The first time I saw Darren I knew he was a game changer. He’s that good.”