As of late, Andrew Rannells has followed-up Neil Patrick Harris’ stunning performance in Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch for an eight-week run. Now, of course Harris and Rannells are consummate, brilliant performers, but they’re also very polished performers. So today we were quite pleased to learn that Michael C. Hall will be taking the reigns as Hedwig beginning October 16. We’ve seen him do a dark and wonderful job as the emcee in Cabaret and Billy Flynn in Chicago, and now the actor, best known for his psychologically penetrating and gritty characters, will surely bring a new dimension to the role of Hedwig. When we interviewed Hall while promoting Cold in July, he spoke about his relationship to the stage and the intensity it requires, saying, “it’s pretty immersive, everyday you’re sort of tied to the train tracks,” but that he appreciates, “acting on stage in a way that I probably didn’t before I started to act on screen—what’s unique about it, what’s special about it…”
So in anticipation of his debut, let’s take a look back at some of Michael C. Hall’s best musical performances.