Darren Criss will pass over the “Hedwig” heels to none other than Mr. Taye Diggs come July 19th.
Diggs is the sixth actor to take on the role on Broadway, following Criss, Neil Patrick Harris, Michael C. Hall, Andrew Rannells and the great originator himself, John Cameron Mitchell. The role marks Diggs’ return to Broadway for the first time in 12 years. Diggs had appeared in everything form “Rent” to “Chicago” to “Wicked,” before focusing on film and television roles (notably including the cinematic adaptations of both “Rent” and “Chicago”).
There’s no doubt Diggs has the Broadway chops to fill the role (certainly more so than many of his predecessors), but Hedwig’s heels are mighty big to fill…. What do you think of the choice?