Taye Diggs, the new Hedwig, likes wearing nail polish


Taye_Diggs_new_hedwig_loves_nail_polishThe first image of gorgeous actor Taye Diggs in the role of transgender Broadway character Hedwig has been released.

Diggs is set to don makeup, gender-bending outfits and fishnets to replace current Hedwig and the Angry Inch star Darren Criss next month.

“Hedwig is the role of a lifetime,” Diggs told People. “I’m looking forward to being challenged performance-wise on many levels, as well as being humbled by the musical’s social implications”

The 44-year-old star, known for his roles in films like How Stella Got Her Groove Back and TV shows like Private Practice, added: “I also like wearing nail polish.”

In 2006, Diggs played Will Truman’s hunky love interest, James, on the final season of Will & Grace.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the story of a fictional rock and roll band fronted by a genderqueer East German singer named Hedwig.

First produced off-Broadway in 1998 and made into a cult 2001 film, it recently became a smash Broadway revival, in part thanks to the 2014 lead Neil Patrick Harris.

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