Darren Criss will reprise the role of
Hedwig as Hedwig and the Angry Inch begins a national tour.
Criss, who is best know for playing a
gay student on Fox's Glee, will return to the role in October
at the SHN Golden Gate Theater in San Francisco. He'll also play the
East German transsexual when the play opens at the Hollywood Pantages
Theatre in Los Angeles a month later.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells
the story of a transgender rock musician's search for “my other
The 29-year-old Criss played the part
last year on Broadway. Out actor Neil Patrick Harris won a Tony
Award for his portrayal of Hedwig on Broadway.
“When I found out that the tour would
be kicking off in my hometown of San Francisco – the city where I
was introduced to Hedwig and the Angry Inch – I could think
of no better excuse to get back into the heels of a character I loved
and missed so very much,” Criss said in a statement.
Criss made his Broadway debut in 2012
as corporate ladder-climbing J. Pierrepont Finch in How To Succeed
In Business Without Really Trying.