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Here’s a first look at a stunning Taye Diggs as Broadway’s newest Hedwig

Here’s a first look at a stunning Taye Diggs as Broadway’s newest Hedwig

Taye Diggs unveiled himself on Wednesday (24 June) in full make-up for his upcoming role as the title character in Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Diggs steps into the transgender punk rocker’s fishnets and platform shoes on 22 July when he replaces Darren Criss in the role.

‘Hedwig is the role of a lifetime,’ Diggs tells People.com. ‘I’m looking forward to being challenged performance-wise on many levels, as well as being humbled by the musical’s social implications.’

Another perk?

‘I also like wearing nail polish,’ Diggs says.

In addition to Criss, other leads in the current Tony Award winning Broadway production have been Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall and John Cameron Mitchell who played the role Off-Broadway and in the film version.