Michael C. Hall to Star in Broadway's 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'

Michael C. Hall Horizontal - H 2014
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Michael C. Hall Horizontal - H 2014

The "Dexter" actor will take over the lead played by Neil Patrick Harris and Andrew Rannells

A serial killer is headed to Broadway, as Dexter star Michael C. Hall is next in line to don a wig and heels in Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

The actor, who starred in the Showtime series for eight seasons, will take over the title role on Oct. 16 at the Belasco Theatre. His limited engagement will run through Jan. 4, opposite Tony-winner Lena Hall.

Hedwig — which has a book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask — centers on an East German transgender rocker searching for love and completeness in America. The lead character of the Tony-winning musical revival was previously played by Neil Patrick Harris and is currently rocked by Andrew Rannells, who will play his final performance on Oct. 12.

The move marks Hall's first musical theater role in over a decade — he made his Broadway debut as the emcee in Cabaret in 1999 and played Billy Flynn in Chicago in 2002. Most recently, he starred in Will Eno's 2014 Broadway production of the play The Realistic Jones, directed by Sam Gold and co-starring Toni Collette, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei.

Off-Broadway, Hall's credits include the Roundabout Theatre Company's Mr. Marmalade, Cymbeline, Macbeth, Timon of Athens and Henry V at the Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, The English Teachers for MCC, the Manhattan Theatre Club's Corpus Christi, Romeo and Juliet at Center Stage, R Shoman at Williamstown and Skylight at the Mark Taper Forum.

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