The former Glee star played Hedwig from April to July last year, and will now be back when the show hits San Francisco from October 4th to 30th and LA from November 1st to 27th. Indeed he’ll be having a bit of a musicals year, as he’s also set to play Prince Eric in Disney’s The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl next month. It’s certainly two very different roles for the actor.
It’s not known who will play Hedwig after San Franciso and LA. The Broadway production swapped the person in the lead role every 12 weeks or so (starting with Neil Patrick Harris’ Tony-winning turn, before the likes of Andrew Rannell, Michael C. Hall, Criss, Taye Diggs and the show’s creator, John Cameron Mitchell, took over), and the tour may do the same every couple of stops.
Hedwig is the show’s East German title character, who was left with an angry inch after a botched sex change operation that she had in order to get into the US with her American GI lover. Hedwig then started dating young Tommy Gnosis, who left her behind when he took her music and became a rock star – leaving her understandably bitter (but still very funny).