Who Should Star as Hedwig When Angry Inch Opens in the West End? | Playbill

Polls Who Should Star as Hedwig When Angry Inch Opens in the West End? Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which currently stars Taye Diggs, recently announced its closing date on Broadway with plans to open in London. Playbill.com took to social media to ask its readers who they thought would be the best fit for Hedwig's wig and heels on the other side of the Atlantic.

Previous Broadway Hedwigs include Neil Patrick Harris, who won a Tony Award for the role, Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall, co-creator John Cameron Mitchell and Darren Criss.

Hedwig composer Stephen Trask joined in the conversation on Twitter. 


Eddie Redmayne

‪Sophie Max: Eddie Redmayne would be awesome!

V‪an Cockcroft: Eddie Redmayne.

‪Christofer Sands: Eddie Redmayne.

Eddie Redmayne played Marius in the film adaptation of "Les Misérables" and Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything," earning an Oscar for his work in the latter. Redmayne won the 2012 Tony for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play for his performance as Ken in Red. It was recently announced that he will star in the film adaptation of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a spin-off of J.K. Rowling's popular "Harry Potter" series. 

Jinkx Monsoon (Jerrick Hoffer)

‪Clinton Jessee: ‪Jinkx Monsoon. I have seen Hoffer in four performances...Brilliant!

Jinkx Monsoon is the drag persona of Jerrick Hoffer. Hoffer was crowned the winner of Season Five of "RuPaul's Drag Race." In 2013, Hoffer starred as Hedwig in a production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Seattle's Moore Theatre. Hoffer also appeared as Angel in the 5th Avenue Theatre production of Rent and as Velma Von Tussle in the 5th Avenue Theatre concert performance of Hairspray. 

Alan Cumming

Jessica Anne: Alan Cumming is a shoe in.

Alan Cumming is best known for his portrayal of the Emcee in Cabaret, which he revived in Roundabout Theatre Company's 2014 production. Cumming won a Tony for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance as the Emcee in 1998. He has also appeared in Threepenny Opera opposite Cyndi Lauper and in Macbeth

Darren Criss

‪Camilla Simon: Darren Criss again!

‪Katianna Denemark: If Darren Criss is willing to come back...

‪Elise Vernon: Darren Criss 100%

Darren Criss recently appeared as Hedwig on Broadway alongside Rebecca Naomi Jones as Yitzhak. He is most well-known for his portrayal of Blaine, an openly gay Warbler, on "Glee." Criss has also appeared on Broadway in How to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingClick here to read an interview with Criss about being cast as Hedwig on Broadway.

John Barrowman

‪Alexandra Boyd: John Barrowman would make an excellent Hedwig.

‪Hannah McAtamney: John Barrowman!

John Barrowman is best known for his performance as Captain Jack Harkness on "Doctor Who." Barrowman has appeared on the West End in Anything Goes, Hair, Matador, Phantom of the Opera, Godspell, Miss Saigon, Sunset Boulevard, Beauty and the Beast and La Cage aux Folles. He has appeared on Broadway in Sunset Boulevard and Putting It Together. 

Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe

Kristen Compton: Daniel Radcliffe

‪Emily Winkelman: Daniel Radcliffe!

‪Meredith Noel Hammond: I would honestly love to see what Daniel Radcliffe would do with the role.

Daniel Radcliffe is best known for playing Harry Potter in the "Harry Potter" film series. Radcliffe has appeared on Broadway in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Equus and The Cripple of InishmaanHe will appear as Igor in the upcoming film "Victor Frankenstein."

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