A TV murderer is stepping into a killer rock-musical role — and outrageously to-die-for wigs — on Broadway.
Michael C. Hall will take over as the transgender title character in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” on Oct. 16, producers of the Tony Award-winning musical revival announced Monday.
The likable, edgy Hall, with his Broadway-tested pipes, will play the part through Jan. 4 at the Belasco Theatre.
Hall assumes the glitter-bedazzled baton from Andrew Rannells (formerly of “The Book of Mormon” and “Girls”), whose final bow is Oct. 12. Rannells replaced Neil Patrick Harris on Aug. 17 after the “How I Met You Mother” star’s Tony-winning turn.
Hall is best known for the cable series “Six Feet Under,” set in a funeral home, and “Dexter,” about a serial killer. But he has stage experience on and off Broadway.
Last season he played a suburban husband in the elliptical drama “The Realistic Joneses” on Broadway. In 1999, he took over as the Emcee in “Cabaret.” He made his Broadway debut in 1996 as an understudy in “Skylight.”
I saw NPH and Andrew in the show and they were both fantastic. I've been patiently awaiting Michael's return to musical theater and I'm crossing my fingers I get to see this with him.