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Hedwig's Michael C. Hall Had His Wig Snatched

Hedwig's Michael C. Hall Had His Wig Snatched


A bad fan may have stolen one of the blonde wigs from Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

When Hedwig lets her hair down, you'd better watch out -- for thieves!

One of the big blonde wigs from Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch went missing after Saturday night's performance, reports New York Post's "Page Six."

Dexter's Michael C. Hall currently stars in the Tony Award-winning musical as Hedwig, a fictional East German rock singer living as a female after a botched gender-reassignment operation. After Hall ripped off his wig during a climactic scene, crew members suspect that an audience member swiped it from the stage.

"You do not mess with Hedwig's wigs," said producer David Binder. "I'm afraid for the poor person who did this, because Hedwig will find you -- hunt you down, and do unspeakable things to you."

The thief is expected to show off the stolen wig as part of a Halloween costume. "Trust me, you'd better not wear it in the Village on Friday," Binder added. "She'll snatch it right off your head, and if she takes a handful of your actual hair, I can't be held responsible."

Hall took over the role of Hedwig as of October 16 from out Girls star Andrew Rannells, a Tony nominee for his work in The Book of Mormon, who played the final performance of his limited engagement October 12. Hall is scheduled to continue through January 4.

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 has already 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.

See Hall sparkle in the Hedwig production photos here.

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