Michaela Jae Rodriguez
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15 LGBT-Themed Plays and Musicals That Changed Society

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch
This rock musical about a heartbroken German-born transgender singer opened off-Broadway in 1998, winning the Obie Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Musical Musical. Created by out playwright John Cameron Mitchell, Hedwig inspired a feature film and a Broadway revival, with gay actors like Neil Patrick Harris and Andrew Rannells taking on the role.


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