Taye Diggs will be returning to Broadway this summer in the hit musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch!
The 44-year-old actor will be taking over the lead role from Darren Criss, whose final performance will be on July 19.
“Taye is fantastic — he has theater cred, he has pop culture cred, he can sing, he can act, he can dance, he’s smart and he’s sexy,” producer David Binder told the New York Times. “That’s why we cast him.”
Taye has previously starred on Broadway in Rent and Wicked, both alongside his ex-wife Idina Menzel, as well as in Chicago and Carousel. He hasn’t been on the Broadway stage since January 2004!
Previous actors who have played Hedwig in this production include Darren, Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall, and the show’s creator John Cameron Mitchell.