Taye Diggs Will Be the Next Hedwig, Takes Over for Darren Criss

19 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Taye Diggs Is Broadway’s Next ‘Hedwig’.

Broadway already has casted its next Hedwig for Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and it’s ! Idina Menzel’s ex-husband will take over for the Glee alum starting July 22, according to the New York Times. “Taye is fantastic—he has theater cred, he has pop culture cred, he can sing, he can act, he can dance, he’s smart and he’s sexy,” said lead producer David Binder to the NYT. “That’s why we cast him.” This wouldn’t be Diggs’ first appearance on Broadway, as he also appeared in the original cast of Rent. The show opened last season with Neil Patrick Harris starting off the Hedwigs — and winning a Tony Award — and was replaced by Andrew Rannells, Michael C.

He’ll make his Broadway return for the first time since appearing in Wicked in 2004, taking over in the role of Hedwig when Glee star Darren Criss exits the production on July 19. He also has co-starred in films such as How Stella Got Her Groove Back and TV shows such as Private Practice, so there’s no shortage of acting experience. This marks Diggs’s first role on Broadway since 2005, when he was in the revival of “A Soldier’s Play.” Before that, he was in landmark Broadway shows like “Rent,” Chicago,” and “Wicked.” Diggs’ Broadway credits include Carousel, Chicago, Wicked, and the original production of Rent. (He reprised his role as Benny in the 2005 film adaptation).

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