Before it became the film that would launch John Cameron Mitchell’s (“Shortbus,” “Rabbit Hole”) film directing career, “Hedwig” was an off-Broadway musical with text by Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask. In its original off-Broadway run, Mitchell played Hedwig.
Harris, who had a career resurgence after taking a supporting role in CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother,” hosted this year’s Tonys and is hosting this year’s Emmys. Mitchell’s currently working on a sequel to “Hedwig” and had a recurring role on the last season of “Girls.”
The one-man show, produced by David Binder (“Legally Blonde,” “33 Variations”), is set to premiere in April 2014.