Neil Patrick Harris' interpretation of
a transgender rock star in the Broadway musical Hedwig and the
Angry Inch has earned him a Best Actor in a Musical Tony Award
Hedwig, which had a long
off-Broadway run at New York City's Jane Street Theater and was later
turned into a movie in 2001 starring John Cameron Mitchell in the
title role, tells the story of a transgender rock musician's search
for “my other half.”
The 40-year-old Harris debuted in the
play last week.
Competing in the category against
Harris are Ramin Karimloo (Les Miserables), Andy Karl (Rocky),
Jefferson Mays (A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder) and
Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder).
Hedwig was nominated in the Best
Revival of a Musical category.
Patrick Harris is “spectacular” in Hedwig, Stephen Trask