Taye Diggs on Wednesday will take over the role of Hedwig on Broadway.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of a transgender rock musician's search for “my other half.”

Darren Criss, who is best known for playing gay student Blaine Anderson on the Fox musical-comedy Glee, ends his 12-week engagement and Diggs will debut as Hedwig on July 22, making him the show's first African-American lead.

Diggs' Broadway credentials include roles in Rent, Wicked and Chicago.

“I'm going to bring a little chocolate to it – mix it up,” Diggs recently said during an appearance on HuffPost Live.

He added that he thinks “Broadway is far more liberal and a lot less concerned with race.”

“I think theatergoers themselves are a little bit more liberal than your average moviegoer,” Diggs said.