Neil Patrick Harris returns to Broadway next year in a production of the rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

The first Broadway production of the John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask musical will be directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer and produced by David Binder, reported.

“I am simultaneously ecstatic and terrified to be stepping into Hedwig's heels,” Harris said. “It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime role and I can't wait to begin the journey.”

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 Cameron Mitchell in the title role, tells the story of a transgender rock musician's search for “my other half.”

“Who better to pass the wig to but the finest entertainer of his generation?” Cameron Mitchell asked rhetorically.

Trask agreed, saying that it was “like you're putting together a fantasy rock band and Paul McCartney agrees to play bass.”

While a theater has yet to be announced, Hedwig is expected to open on Broadway in spring 2014.