Jerick Hoffer, Known as "Drag Race" Winner Jinkx Monsoon, Will Reprise Hedwig and the Angry Inch

News   Jerick Hoffer, Known as "Drag Race" Winner Jinkx Monsoon, Will Reprise Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Jerick Hoffer, whose drag alter-ego Jinkx Monsoon was crowned the winner of the fifth season of "RuPaul's Drag Race," will return to the Seattle stage in a remounting of the rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch this December.

Jinkx Monsoon
Jinkx Monsoon

Ian Bell directs the Dec. 17-22 engagement of Hedwig, which will play the Moore Theatre. Hoffer starred in Hedwig for the Balagan Theatre and Seattle Theatre Group earlier this year. The companies are also presenting the encore staging.

Hoffer is joined by Erin Stewart as Yitzhak. The members of the "Angry Inch" include musicians from the Seattle bands The Walkabouts, 1uppers, Zony Mash and Swallow. Hedwig has a book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask.

Hoffer, as Jinkx Monsoon, currently stars in the acclaimed revue The Vaudevillians at the Laurie Beechman Theatre through Nov. 19. Read Jinkx Monsoon's Playbill Playlist featuring "Drag Standards For the Old and Old at Heart."

The musical centers on "Hedwig Schmidt, the transgender rock-and-roll goddess who recounts her outrageous life story as the lead singer of a sleazy lounge act, backed by her recalcitrant husband Yitzhak and her band, 'The Angry Inch.'"

Hoffer appeared as the lead dancer in the world's largest drag queen chorus line, which made the Guinness Book of World Records. Hoffer's other credits include Balagan Theatre's Spring Awakening, The 5th Avenue Theatre's Rent and Hairspray in concert.

As previously reported, Hedwig will premiere on Broadway in 2014 with Neil Patrick Harris.

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