Taye Diggs to Star in Broadway’s ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’

Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs has been cast as Hedwig for Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch.The actor will take over from Darren Criss as the lead of the cult musical.

“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,” said lead producer David Binder to the NYT. “That’s why we cast him.”

Diggs will join Rebecca Naomi Jones, who stars as Yitzhak. Together they are the first black actors to play those roles.

In the past, Diggs’ also appeared on Broadway in the original cast of Rent. His acting credits include The Best Man, The Best Man Holiday, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Private Practice and more.

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