Lena Hall, who won a Tony for her performance as Yitzhak in the Broadway bow of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, continues her Obsessed project with another music video featuring a song from the rock musical.
In the video above, Hall offers a contemplative, heartfelt rendition of “The Long Grift” that erupts into a rocked-out finale. Hall performed the song in her Tony-winning turn as Yitzhak, Hedwig's husband and aspiring drag queen. She went on to reprise her performance on the road and play the title role at select performances, becoming the first actor to play both Hedwig and Yitzhak in the same production.
Hall has also released a music video that features her rendition of Hedwig's "The Origin of Love." Watch it below.
Hall recently released an EP of Hedwig songs written by Stephen Trask that features “Tear Me Down,” “The Origin of Love,” “Sugar Daddy,” “Wicked Little Town,” “The Long Grift,” and “Midnight Radio.”
Musicians include Justin Craig on guitar and keyboards, Matt Duncan on bass, keyboards and saxophone, and Brian Fishler on drums and percussion.
The Obsessed series continues throughout 2018 with Hall releasing a new EP the first Friday of each month on SKB Records. In addition to the 12 EPs, music videos have been created for all 54 songs in the series, and a new music video will premiere each week throughout the year.
Obsessed is produced by Craig, Hall, and Kurt Deutsch. Purchase the EPs, which are also available on all digital and streaming platforms, and view the videos at LenaHallObsessed.com.
Hall has also been seen on Broadway in Cats, 42nd Street, Dracula the Musical, Tarzan, and Kinky Boots.