Michael C. Hall Reveals The Alchemy of His Ass-Kicking and Glamorous Hedwig
November 11th, 2014
by Josh Ferri
If you are a fan of great cable television, there’s no escaping Golden Globe winner Michael C. Hall. The six-time Emmy nominee has given master-class performances as gay funeral director David Fisher in HBO’s long-running drama Six Feet Under and as serial killer Dexter Morgan in Showtime’s Dexter. Now, he’s the latest headliner to step into the golden boots over at the Tony-winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and it’s an acting event that can't be missed. Below, BroadwayBox chats with Hall about creating his latest character and the real-life rock gods that manifest themselves in Hedwig.
“Hedwig’s story is the same for every actor who is lucky enough to be inhabited by her; how that expresses itself has to do with whatever internal alchemy happens between that story and the actor’s story, body and voice. I don't know I have any objectivity on how it will manifest itself.
She names a lot of the influences: certainly the trinity of Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and David Bowie; there’s some Tina Turner in there. I think she wishes she looked like Debbie Harry. I wouldn’t rule out anything; she is a singular creation.
But I have been a fan of rock ‘n’ roll since I was in first grade. I would imagine that Freddie Mercury and Soup are probably in her. She is all things ass kicking and glamorous.”
Hurry to see Michael C. Hall’s electrifying star performance in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre through January 18, 2015.