Andrew Rannells Tapped To Replace Neil Patrick Harris In 'Hedwig And the Angry Inch'
Andrew Rannells will step into the titular role in Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch when Neil Patrick Harris retires from the musical later this summer.
Andrew Rannells Replacing NPH In 'Hedwig'
Rannells, who previously starred on Broadway in The Book of Mormon, will take over for Harris as transgender rocker Hedwig starting Aug. 20. He’ll inhabit the stage role for a limited eight-week engagement. Rannells confirmed the casting news on Twitter.
— Andrew Rannells (@AndrewRannells) June 12, 2014
Since gaining fame and a Tony nod for playing Elder Price in The Book of Mormon, Rannells has been focusing more on TV. He starred in Ryan Murphy’s erstwhile sitcom The New Normal opposite Justin Bartha as one half of a gay couple that was using a surrogate to welcome their first baby. He also appears in HBO’s Girls as Hannah Horvath’s ex-boyfriend Elijah.
Hedwig is coming off some major Tony Awards steam after Sunday night, where the musical scored a total of four trophies – Best Revival, Best Actor in Leading Role in a Musical (Harris), Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Lena Hall) and Best Scenic Design of a Musical.
Rannells previously took on the part of the transgender East Berlin rocker in Austin back in 2001.
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