Todd Almond will return to the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch for Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati this summer, with performances scheduled for June 5–July 1. The actor and singer-songwriter reprises his performance in the role, having starred in ETC’s 2001 and 2003 productions of Hedwig.
Also returning: Almond’s original co-star, a. Beth Harris as Yitzhak, as well as original ETC band members Billy Alletzhauser (guitar), Andrew Smithson (keyboard), and Sam Womelsdorf (guitar). Joining the company for the 2018 remounting are Josh Pilot (bass) and Tim Seiwert (drums).
D. Lynn Meyers directs.
Almond also appeared in the ETC production of I Am My Own Wife, a role he repeated at at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Florida Studio Theatre, and New Hampshire Theatre Project. He received critical acclaim for Kansas City Choir Boy, his 2015 synth-pop song cycle co-starring Courtney Love; as well as the gay coming-of-age musical Girlfriend, inspired by Matthew Sweet’s 1991 breakup album. His works also include Iowa, A Separate Piece, On the Levee, People Like Us, Ahraihsak, and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Almond has scored the Public Works productions of Tempest, Winter’s Tale, and Odyssey. His albums Mexico City and Memorial Day are currently available.
The production team also includes Brian C. Mehring (set and lighting design), Jack Murphy (technical director), Matthew Hollstegge (production manager), Shannon Rae Lutz (properties master and design assistant), Matt Callahan (sound designer), a. Beth Harris (musical director), Stormie Mac (costume design), and Raven D. Payne (wig and makeup design). Production stage manager is Brandon T. Holmes. Assistant stage manager is Elizabeth Freyman.
For tickets, visit ensemblecincinnati.org.