Taye Diggs has always looked good (and never ages either), be we have to say he’s looking particularly hot covered in glitter in the first look at him in character in the title role in Hedwig And The Angry Inch.
While Diggs is best known to many for his roles in TV’s Private Practice and Murder In The First, he has a great musical theatre pedigree, having first really been noticed as part of the original cast of Rent and also appeared in the likes of Chicago (both on stage and in the movie version). However this will be his first Broadway role since briefly appearing in Wicked 12 years ago.
Diggs is the first African-American actor to take on the role of the 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), and ready to recount her tale for the audience.
Taye has signed up for a 12 week stint in the show, starting July 22nd.