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Hedwig loves her extensions!
Dexter's Michael C. Hall currently stars in the Tony Award-winning musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch as Hedwig, a fictional East German rock singer living as a female after botched gender-reassignment surgery. Hall, who was originally scheduled to continue through January 4, will now play his final performance January 18.
The extension announcement comes hot on the heels of rumors that John Cameron Mitchell, who created and starred in the original off-Broadway production, might return to the role on Broadway.
"We are exploring multiple options beyond Michael C. Hall's run in the show," said Hedwig producer David Binder, who recently chastized the fan who swiped one of Hall's wigs from the stage. Official casting for the next Hedwig will be announced in the coming weeks.
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.
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 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 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.