Taye Diggs First Black Man To Star In “HedWig And The Angry Inch”
Taye Diggs is returning to his Broadway roots…this time making history as the first Black actor to take the lead role in “Hedwig & The Angry Inch,” a musical about a washed-up German rock star who suffers a botched sex change operation and ends up chasing down a former lover who stole all his songs.
He is set to return to Broadway in July.
And on Thursday Taye Diggs was finally unveiled as the lead androgynous rock star in a brand new poster for the Broadway revival Hedwig And The Angry Inch.
In the official poster, the 44-year-old appeared crestfallen while sporting a full face of glittering makeup that included shimmering blue eye shadow and hot pink lips.
In May, Variety reported that Taye was next in line to replace Darren Criss as the famed East German rocker.
The actor is the first African American man to tackle the role in the Big Apple.
Taye recently gushed about the monumental role in an interview with People, referring to the opportunity as ‘the role of a lifetime’ before adding, ‘I also like wearing nail polish.’
Taye is following in the footsteps of actors Neil Patrick Harris, Michael C. Hall, and Darren Criss, who have all taken on the role of Hedwig.
Taye rightfully seems pretty excited about being the first Black man to take on this legendary Broadway role. Check the BTS pic of Hedwig’s iconic gold boots he posted to his Instagram:
This should be interesting. Congrats to Taye!