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Andrew Rannells Ends Run in Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Andrew Rannells Ends Run in Hedwig and the Angry Inch


The out Girls star bid farewell to Broadway with a bittersweet backstage photo.

Every wig must go back in the box eventually.

Andrew Rannells hung up his heels Sunday 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.

"My last day at @HedwigOnBway," Rannells wrote on Twitter before the final performance of his limited engagement. "I'm so honored to have played this amazing role. Thank you for all the love and support!"

The out Girls star also shared a backstage photo with his cast on Instagram, writing, "What a wild ride. I am so proud to be a part of this amazing production. #hedwig #Icouldntlovethiscastandcrewanymore."

Dexter and Six Feet Under alum Michael C. Hall will take over the role of Hedwig Thursday and continue through January 4. See new photos of Hall in character here.

Rannells, a Tony nominee for his work in The Book of Mormon, had 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.

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