Michael C. Hall, Lena Hall & the Show's Creators Dreamcast Their Ultimate Hedwig & The Angry Inch
October 15th, 2014
by Josh Ferri
Golden Globe winner Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under) is the latest headliner to don the blonde Hedwig wig over at the Belasco Theatre. Hall plays the title role in the Tony-winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch from October 16 through January 4, 2015—following in the heels of Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris and Tony nominee Andrew Rannells. BroadwayBox recently caught up with Hall, his Tony-winning co-star Lena Hall & the creators of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and asked each of them to dreamcast their ideal Hedwig/Yitzhak pair in a pre-1985 production.
Michael C. Hall (Hedwig)
David Bowie and Debbie Harry.
Lena Hall (Yitzhak)
Bowie and Joan Jett.
John Cameron Mitchell (Book)
It would have to be David Bowie and K.D. Lang. But John Travolta would have been interesting at that time because he could really sing and act, and Nina Hagen—she could have played Hedwig or Yitzhak.
Stephen Trask (Composer & Lyricist)
Tab Hunter and Twiggy.
Justin Craig (Tits of Clay musician)
Iggy Pop as Hedwig and maybe Joan Jett.
Matt Duncan (Tits of Clay musician)
I want Peter Sellers as my Hedwig, and just to see how she would do: Marilyn Monroe. It’s gonna be a tough role but I have faith in her.
Tim Mislock (Tits of Clay musician)
Robert Downey Jr. and Bernadette Peters as Yitzhak. That would be a really cool combination I think.
Peter Yanowitz (Tits of Clay musician)
Hedwig would be Elliot Gould and Yitzhak, early Cybill Shepherd.
Get your tickets today to see Michael C. Hall in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre.