PLAYBILL POLL: Who Should Step Into Hedwig's High Heels Following Andrew Rannells? Readers Respond | Playbill

News PLAYBILL POLL: Who Should Step Into Hedwig's High Heels Following Andrew Rannells? Readers Respond Andrew Rannells replaced Neil Patrick Harris in the title role of the Tony Award-winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch Aug. 20. With Rannells only contracted for an eight-week run, asked readers which actor they would like to see next step into Hedwig's high heels.

Andrew Rannells
Andrew Rannells

Rannells made his Broadway debut in the ensemble of Hairspray in 2007. He received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in The Book of Mormon. He was also seen in Jersey Boys and stars on the hit television series "Girls."

Jared Leto
Jared Leto

Katie Riegel: Jared Leto!

Gwion Jones: JARED LETO

Jared Leto has been seen in such films as "Fight Club," "American Psycho" and "Dallas Buyers Club," winning an Academy Award for his work in the latter. He is also the lead singer and creater of the band 30 Seconds to Mars.

Matthew Morrison
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Bruno Mora: Matthew Morrison

Matthew Morrison, a star of the hit TV series "Glee," made his Broadway debut in 1998 in the ensemble of Footloose. He has also been seen in Hairspray, South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza; Morrison was Tony-nominated for his performance in the latter.

Jason Marshall: Can we get the OG Hedwig, John Cameron Mitchell, in the running??

George Nicolaidis: JOHN C. MITCHELL

Jason Marshall: No offense to any of the other boys, but I would kill someone to hear JCM sing Midnight Radio in person....

Beau Bowden: John Cameron Mitchell.

John Cameron Mitchell, who penned the book for Hedwig and starred in the original Off-Broadway production, made his Broadway debut as Huckleberry Finn in the Roger Miller musical Big River. Mitchell has also been seen on Broadway in Six Degrees of Separation and The Secret Garden.

John Cameron Mitchell
John Cameron Mitchell

Jinkx Monsoon
Katelyn Baron: Jinkx Monsoon!

Catherine Miller: Mah girl Jinkx Monsoon

Paul Copland: Jinkx Monsoon!

Billy McLean: Jinkx Monsoon

Jinkx Monsoon is the alter ego of Jerick Hoffer, who appeared as the lead dancer in the world's largest drag queen chorus line, which made the Guinness Book of World Records. He was the winner of season five of "RuPaul's Drag Race."  

Adam Lambert
Simeon Katherine Herring: Yes to Adam Lambert!!

Diana Puertas: Adam Lambert! I think he would be amazing in it.

Jonathan Howle: Adam Lambert!!

Austin Jon Satinsky: Adam Lambert, he is perfect for it!!

This Grammy-nominated artist, seen in Wicked, rose to stardom as the runner up on the eighth season of "American Idol."  He has numerous hit singles, including "Whataya Want From Me," " For Your Entertainment" and "If I Had You."

Constantine Maroulis
Suzanne Connell: Constantine Maroulis. He's played Hedwig before and I've heard he's brilliant. He's included a few of the Hedwig songs in his concerts and it's beautiful.

Prior to making is Broadway debut in 2006 in Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin's The Wedding Singer, Constantine Maroulis was a finalist on the sixth season of "American Idol." He has also been seen in the Broadway revival of Jekyll and Hyde and the original cast of Rock of Ages, a role which earned him a Tony nomination; in fact, Maroulis recently returned to the cast of that Tony-nominated musical.

Kyle Dean Massey
Mark Samia: Kyle Dean Massey!

Kyle Dean Massey made his Broadway debut in Wicked and has since been seen in Xanadu and Next to Normal. The singing actor currently stars in the title role of the Tony-winning revival of Pippin, opposite Ciara Renee.

Zachary Quinto
Jarrod Burroughs: Zachary Quinto!

Zachary Quinto made his Broadway debut in the 2013 revival of The Glass Menagerie, which also starred Cherry Jones and Celia Keenan-Bolger. Off-Broadway he was part of the acclaimed revival of Angels in America. He has also been seen on the small screen in "American Horror Story" and "Heroes" and on the silver screen in "Star Trek."

Kathy Guide: Kevin Cahoon......pretty please!!!!

Alice Farrell: Kevin Cahoon!!! He is the ultimate Hedwig and about time for him to have a star turn!!!!!

Skip Steiner: Kevin Cahoon!

Kevin Cahoon made his Broadway debut in The Who's Tommy and has also been seen in the original casts of Lion King, The Rocky Horror Show, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Wedding Singer.

Kevin Cahoon
Kevin Cahoon
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Todd Cerino: The choice is clear...Joseph Gordon Levitt. The voice, the looks, the body. It needs to happen!!

Olen Earnest: Joseph Gordon Levitt

Jack Nicks: Joseph Gordon Levitt!

Kate Lumpkin: Joseph Gordon-Levitt!

Wendy Basile: Joseph Gordon Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been seen in films such as "Angels in the Outfield," "10 Things I Hate About You," "Inception," "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Don Jon."  He was also one of the producers of the Tony-nominated production of Slava's Snowshow in 2008. 

Billy Porter
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Jay Hill: Billy Porter

Billy Porter was most recently seen in Kinky Boots as Lola, a performance that earned him a Tony Award for Best Actor. He also starred in the 2001 concert version of Dreamgirls, alongside Lillias White, Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis and Heather Headley. His Broadway credits also include Miss Saigon, Five Guys Named Moe, Grease and Smokey Joe's Café.

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