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Andrew Rannells Talks to Jimmy Fallon About Taking Over as Hedwig on Broadway: VIDEO


Andrew Rannells, who is set to take over as East German transgender rock star Hedwig in the Tony Award-winning Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway for a limited 8-week run, sat down with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show on Wednesday night.

Rannells, who is a Broadway veteran having performed in Book of Mormon, Hairspray and Jersey Boys, expressed excitement at taking over the lead role from Neil Patrick Harris. Rannells tells Fallon that he has already performed as Hedwig in an unrelated 2002 production in Austin Texas.

Rannells also talks about perfecting an East German accent for the role, and notes that while that's not going so well, he is becoming good at an Australian accent, particularly if he is required to say the name 'Jennifer Lopez'.


In other news, Harris is counting the days he has left in Hedwig down on his glittered fingernails.

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    Posted by: DiatribesAndOvations | Aug 15, 2014 10:15:21 AM

  2. He is so incredibly handsome. I really loved him in the "New Normal" sitcom and wish it was still on the air.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Aug 15, 2014 10:21:09 AM

  3. Love his energy!!

    Posted by: Gigi | Aug 15, 2014 11:19:58 AM

  4. Rannell acts straighter than Fallon....

    Posted by: rochon | Aug 15, 2014 11:21:51 AM

  5. Glitter nail polish. Looks like town to me.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Aug 15, 2014 12:22:47 PM

  6. "In other news, Harris is counting the days he has left in Hedwig down on his glittered fingernails."

    What language is this?

    Posted by: Randy | Aug 15, 2014 3:29:24 PM

  7. Saw Andrew in "The Book of Mormon." He was fantastic! No one else will be as good because the part was written for him during the years of workshop development. Actually, that's also true for Josh and Rory, who created the other leads.

    Posted by: gr8guya | Aug 15, 2014 4:22:13 PM

  8. @The Milkman - I think I gotta crush on you!

    Posted by: scudpipe | Aug 16, 2014 10:43:50 AM

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