People Magazine has our first fabulous look at Taye Diggs as Hedwig. The actor follows the heels of Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall, Darren Criss, and the original, John Cameron Mitchell — all of whom have played Hedwig since the show made its Broadway debut last year.
“Hedwig is the role of a lifetime. I’m looking forward to being challenged performance-wise on many levels, as well as being humbled by the musical’s social implications,” Diggs told People. “I also like wearing nail polish.”
Notably, the show has now raised $500,000 for the Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI), the oldest and largest LGBTQ youth service organization in the United States. Diggs takes over for Criss on July 22.