Taye Diggs Glammed Up in Lipstick for 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' Poster

Sebastian Mader
Taye Diggs in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'

The 'Murder in the First' actor returns to Broadway to star in John Cameron Mitchell's cult rock opera, following in the steps of Neil Patrick Harris, Michael C. Hall, Andrew Rannells and Darren Criss.

Taye Diggs is a glittering, Grace Jones-esque vision in the newly released poster for Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

The Murder in the First actor will make his return to Broadway, starring in the Tony-winning revival of John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's cult rock opera beginning July 22 at the Belasco Theatre. His limited 12-week engagement as the East German rocker bouncing back from a botched transgender surgery, who comes to America in search of fame and a truer sense of herself, runs through Oct. 11.

Diggs' last stint on a New York stage was in 2005 with the off-Broadway revival of A Soldier’s Play. He made his Broadway debut in a 1994 production of Carousel and soon after was featured in the original cast of the landmark musical Rent.

Neil Patrick Harris originated the part in the Broadway revival and won a Tony for best actor in a musical. Limited-run appearances in the role since have been made by Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall and Mitchell himself, who made a triumphant return to the part he created earlier this year. Darren Criss of Glee currently is appearing in the production through July 19.

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