Michael C. Hall will replace Andrew
Rannells in the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
According to The New York Times,
Hall, who is best known for playing serial killer Dexter Morgan for
eight season on Showtime's Dexter, will take over the lead
role when Rannells' (Book of Mormon, Girls) limited eight-week
engagement ends in mid-October.
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 Broadway staging took home four
Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actor in a
Musical for Neil Patrick Harris, who departed in mid-August.
Patrick Harris, David Burtka marry in Italian castle; Elton John
Hall's Broadway resume includes playing
the M.C. in Cabaret and Billy Flynn in Chicago. Most
recently he starred in The Realistic Joneses. In
television, Hall played gay funeral home owner David Fisher for five
seasons on the HBO drama Six Feet Under.