Andrew Rannells To Replace Neil Patrick Harris In 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'
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If anyone's going to replace the Tony Award-winning Neil Patrick Harris in Broadway's revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, who better than Tony nominee Andrew Rannells?!
Tony nominee Andrew Rannells (Girls, The Book of Mormon) will slip on the fishnets of transgender rocker Hedwig as the first replacement for Harris, who departs the show on Aug. 17, the date the production was originally slated to end its limited run. Following Sunday’s Tony victories, the show will stay open after Harris vacates the intense role — which he’s been performing seven times a week since March — with Rannells now at the helm for a limited engagement beginning Aug. 20.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a musical-cum-rock concert led by Hedwig, a transgender singer from East Berlin who intersperses tales of her childhood with songs backed by her fictional rock band Tits of Clay, all the while distracted by her ex-lover’s rival concert being performed the very same night, right across the street.
Andrew previously played Hedwig in a 2001 Austin, Texas production. EW provided this video of Andrew performing 'The Origin of Love' from Hedwig during a 2011 holiday concert:
And here's a visual of Andrew in costume from 2001:
What do you think, Instincters? Is Andrew a good NPH replacement?! (And don't worry, we'll still be seeing Andrew on Girls in the upcoming season!)