Let’s Hear It For Hedwig! 5 Videos of New Angry Inch Headliner Michael C. Hall Singing
September 8th, 2014
by Josh Ferri
Ladies and Gentleman, whether you like it or not: Hedwig!
Yup, Dexter Golden Globe winner and Drama Desk Award recipient Michael C. Hall is Broadway’s newest Hedwig. He takes over the titular role of the Tony-winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch beginning October 16 and continues rocking out through January 4, 2015. Although Hall has previously starred in the Broadway musicals Chicago and Cabaret, most people know him for his dramatic work on TV’s Dexter and Six Feet Under, or they saw him in his most recent Broadway outing, The Realistic Joneses. So the question becomes: what does his voice sound like? Well, we’ve got you covered; below, we rounded up five videos of Hall singing, and he sounds awesome; he has such a cool quality to his voice—can’t wait for “Midnight Radio.”
Kicking it off with some Sondheim, because what’s more theatrical than a gay men’s chorus singing Merrily We Roll Along? This clip is from Six Feet Under, in which Hall played gay funeral director David Fisher.
This is just a snippet of Hall singing “I Don’t Care Much” from Cabaret. (You can find a full-out Cabaret bootleg on YouTube…if that’s your thing…)
This is random. It’s Hall channeling a little Rat Pack in the film Gamer. He sounds, looks and moves so well, but we have no idea what’s happening or where this goes.
This is kind of lame 'cause it's not a real video, but it’s audio of MCH singing “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” on Jimmy Fallon. If you want to watch the non-embeddable clip, click here.
Finally, let’s break some rules—let’s be bad. After all, Hedwig would want us to. Here’s a video we found on the YouTube of Hall giving an incredible performance as the Emcee in Cabaret singing the opening number “Willkommen.” (Actually starts at :37 seconds.) Again, he takes over Hedwig on October 16.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch continues at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre.