Tony winner and GRAMMY-nominated performer Lena Hall has a busy year ahead -- including an ambitious new music project Obsessed, the upcoming film Becks, in which she plays a lesbian Brooklyn singer-songwriter who moves back in with her Midwestern Catholic mother, as well as a role on TNT’s newly announced TV adaptation of Snowpiercer alongside Broadway stars Alison Wright and Daveed Diggs.
On the first Friday of every month of 2018, Hall is releasing a new EP featuring reinventions of songs by her favorite artists or bands. Each week, she’s also debuting a new music video to coincide with her current release.
ET has an exclusive first look at this week’s song selection: “Wicked Little Town.” The ballad is the third music video, following “Tear Me Down” and “The Origin of Love,” to be unveiled from Obsessed: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the first EP in the year-long project.
Hall, who won a Tony opposite Neil Patrick Harris in the rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch in 2014, tells ET she chose the music composed by Stephen Trask for her first EP “because the music and the show have had the greatest impact on my life.” In the Broadway production, she originally starred as Yitzhak, and then went on to also play the title role in a limited San Francisco run and subsequent national tour with Darren Criss.
“Not only did it expand my ideas of what a musical could be, but it also combined my love of theater and rock ‘n roll. It was, and is, the perfect love letter to all those strange rock ‘n rollers I grew up listening too,” Hall adds, while explaining more about her excitement for the Hedwig EP in the trailer below.
In addition to Hedwig, Hall will pay homage to Elton John, Pink, Nirvana, David Bowie, Jack White and Radiohead.