Photos: Taye Diggs Is Hedwig And He Really Pulls Off The Glitter


Courtesy of the smash Broadway hit Hedwig and the Angry Inch (about an over-the-top transgender German rockstar), we've been treated to images of a whole host of our favorite male actors getting glammed up since the musical opened last March. First, Neil Patrick Harris rocked Hedwig's trademark electric blue glitter eyeshadow and overly lined bright red mouth. Then Girls star Andrew Rannels, the original film's writer and star John Cameron Mitchell, Dexter's Michael C. Hall and Glee heartthrob Darren Criss all took on the role. Now, photos of Taye Diggs in full Hedwig and the Angry Inch makeup have been released by the show and, of course, the Broadway vet looks totally fabulous.

Diggs will begin his run as Hedwig on July 22 after Criss steps down. The Rent alum told People, "Hedwig is the role of a lifetime. I'm looking forward to being challenged performance-wise on many levels, as well as being humbled by the musical's social implications. I also like wearing nail polish." Don't we all? In addition to this new role and Rent, Diggs is also known for his parts in Wicked, Chicago and Carousel. He's also acted on TV shows such as Private Practice, The Good Wife and Grey's Anatomy.

Check out the photos of Diggs' new look, as well as all the previous Hedwigs, below.


Taye Diggs

Andrew Rannells

John Cameron Mitchell

Darren Criss

Michael C. Hall

Neil Patrick Harris


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