He's gonna kill it!
Dexter's Michael C. Hall will return to Broadway in the Tony Award-winning musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch as Hedwig, a fictional East German rock singer and "slip of a girly boy" living as a female after a botched gender-reassignment operation.
Hall, taking on his first musical in more than a decade, is scheduled to start October 16 and continue through January 4.
Hall will take over the role of Hedwig from out Girls star Andrew Rannells, a Tony nominee for his work in The Book of Mormon, who will play the final performance of his limited engagement October 12.
Rannells stepped in for Neil Patrick Harris, who won the Tony for Best Actor in a Musical as Hedwig. Lena Hall also earned the Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Musical as Yitzhak, Hedwig's husband and backup singer, who's desperate to unleash his inner drag diva.
The Broadway premiere of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's 1998 cult rock musical, which won the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical, opened April 22 at the Belasco Theatre and recently recouped its investment. The original cast recording is now available.
Hall earned an Emmy nomination for playing a gay funeral director in HBO's Six Feet Under. He also won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of a sympathetic serial killer in HBO's Dexter. His Broadway credits include Cabaret, Chicago, and The Realistic Joneses.
Playbill recently mocked up fantasy covers featuring potential Hedwig replacements, including Cheyenne Jackson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Patti LuPone, and Patrick Stewart.