People magazine has revealed the first photo of Taye Diggs showing him in a glittering makeup to portray German singer Hedwig for Broadway’s “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.”
Diggs is expected to begin his 12-week Broadway stint on July 22, 2015 at the Belasco Theatre. This is not Diggs’ first time on stage, however as he had previously appeared in Broadway productions of “Wicked,” “Rent” and “Chicago,” which reportedly helped him to land the role.
“Taye is fantastic — he has theater cred, he has pop culture cred, he can sing, he can act, he can dance, he’s smart and he’s sexy,” the show’s lead producer, David Binder, told the New York Times in May. “That’s why we cast him.”
The official Hedwig on Broadway account later shared the photo on Instagram.