Andrew Rannels is taking over for Neil Patrick Harris as the lead in the Broadway production of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” starting Aug. 20 and the first look at him in character has arrived. The “Girls” and “The New Normal” star is featured in a poster, very similar to the one that touted Harris as the show’s star.
It was announced in June that Harris would be departing the role in August, with Rannels taking over. He’s no stranger to Broadway, though. After roles in “Hairspray” and “Jersey Boys,” Rannells originated the role of Elder Price in “The Book of Mormon”
Rannells also isn’t new to “Hedwig,” after playing the same role in a regional production of the rock musical about a transgender rock singer from East Berlin.