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Michael C. Hall, TV's 'Dexter,' to Star in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' on Broadway

By Jon Sobel j.sobel@classicalite.com on Sep 08, 2014 05:10 PM EDT

First came Neil Patrick Harris, Broadway's first "Hedwig" in the rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Then came Andrew Rannells, who took over the role and will play his final performance October 12, 2014. Today, producers announced that the third-time charmer will be Golden Globe and SAG Award winner Michael C. Hall, TV's "Dexter."

Though best known for that murderous title role, for which he received five Emmy Award nominations over eight seasons, and before that for "Six Feet Under," Hall has had a notable stage career, making his Broadway debut in 1999 as the Emcee in Cabaret, and playing Billy Flynn in 2002 in the revival of Chicago.

Most recently he co-starred with Toni Collette, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei in the Broadway production of Will Eno's The Realistic Joneses directed by Sam Gold.

Hall has appeared Off-Broadway in a number of productions of Shakespeare and other plays for the Roundabout Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, the Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival and more.

He begins performances in Hedwig on October 16 opposite Lena Hall (no relation), who continues in the role of "Yitzhak." Lena Hall and Neil Patrick Harris won matching 2014 Tony Awards for their performances in the musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask. The show has been an Off-Broadway and worldwide success for more than 15 years but had never inched onto the Great White Way until this year, when the Michael Mayer-directed production opened April 22 and went on to win the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

Hall won't be eligible for any Tony Awards for Hedwig and the Angry Inch. But having played the Emcee in a production of Cabaret notable for the outrageous omnisexual twist given the role by Alan Cumming, he should be fit for the wig.

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