The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” librettist (and original star) John Cameron Mitchell will receive a Special Tony Award this year — and we couldn’t be happier for him.
Mitchell created the title role in its Off Broadway debut, and just completed an incredible stint starring in the musical’s current Broadway revival.
“John’s return to ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ is one for the history books,” according to Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing, and Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League. “He not only co-wrote the musical with Stephen Trask and created the role – before directing and starring in the film – but returned to Broadway to star as Hedwig this season after a series of rave performances by Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells and Michael C. Hall. This is a remarkable undertaking, and we are honored to recognize his outstanding success with this honor.”
The Tony Awards go down June 7th.