Watch Hedwig and the Angry Inch Star Andrew Rannells on "The Tonight Show" (Video)

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14 Aug 2014

Andrew Rannells
Andrew Rannells

Tony nominee Andrew Rannells, who will begin performances in the Tony-winning production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch Aug. 20, appeared on "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon" Aug. 13. 

Watch Rannells' interview below.

 

The Broadway premiere of the cult rock musical began previews March 29 at the Belasco Theatre, prior to an official opening April 22, starring Neil Patrick Harris in the title role. Tony winner Harris will continue with the production through Aug. 17; Rannells (The Book of Mormon, Jersey Boys) will star in the musical beginning Aug. 20. He is contracted for eight weeks.

Read Playbill.com's interview with Rannells here

Hedwig features a book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask. The landmark 1998 musical stars Harris as the titular Hedwig, a transgender singer fronting a fictional rock-n-roll band. Lena Hall, who recently starred as Nicola in Broadway's Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots and is also the lead singer of rock band The Deafening, co-stars with Harris as Yitzhak.

Harris and Hall won the Tony Awards for Best Lead Actor in a Musical and Best Featured Actress in a musical, respectively. Kevin Adams also won the Tony for Best Lighting Design. The production won Best Revival of a Musical. 

Read Playbill.com's Brief Encounter with Lena Hall here.

The Broadway cast recording of the production was released digitally June 12.

Read Playbill.com's track-by-track write up of the cast recording here

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