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WATCH: Darren Criss Attempts to Transform A Reporter Into Hedwig with Spectacularly Scary Results

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Darren Criss, who is currently filling in the high heels of Hedwig herself on Broadway, sat down with Billboard recently to chat about life after Glee, share his thoughts on Hedwig, and give a glam rock makeover to one (un)lucky reporter.

"My inner queen is like, 'honey no,'" Criss joked halfway through the make-up tutorial. 

Watch the terrifying transformation as well as a few steamy shots of Criss on stage, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Are All Men Dogs? — VIDEO

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Rumer Willis, Skylar Astin, Tyler Oakley, Lance Bass, Courtney Act, Brad Goreski, Darren Criss, and Robbie Rogers voice dogs in this commentary about cruising featuring Kyle Krieger and directed by Jake Wilson.

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First Look: Darren Criss as Broadway's 'Hedwig'

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Darren Criss has revealed the first photo of him as Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway. He takes the role over from creator John Cameron Mitchell on April 29.

All five actors who have played the East German transgender rock star came together two weeks ago to celebrate Tony winner Lena Hall's last performance as Yitzak at New York City's Belasco Theatre.


Here are All 5 of Broadway's Hedwigs in One Epic Photo

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Last Saturday night, the four actors who have played Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway — creator John Cameron Mitchell, Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells and Michael C. Hall — and future Hedwig Darren Criss, came together to celebrate Tony winner Lena Hall's last performance as Yitzak at NYC's Belasco Theatre.

Said Rannells on Instagram, where this was posted: "I am very proud to be a part of this group. And so happy for Lena and her triumphant run."


The Gay Legacy of 'Glee'

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When Glee ends its six-season run tonight with a special two-hour finale, its legacy will certainly be mixed. The show debuted in 2009 and became an instant phenomenon -- spawning hit singles, sold-out concerts, a reality competition series and a 3-D film. In the beginning, the fresh-faced cast and the delightfully wicked Jane Lynch drew praise for bringing Ryan Murphy’s twisted vision to life. It was a rare achievement, and still one of the only successful TV musicals of all time.

But even the freshman season was far from flawless. Wildly uneven tone and quality plagued the series, while tribute episodes and guest appearances weighed down the already cumbersome (and at times nonsensical) narratives. Glee could be great, but as the run soldiered on -- ushering its protagonists through graduation, college and beyond -- the great moments were further and further between.

What has been consistent, however, is the show’s celebration of individuality and commitment to its queer characters. Say what you will about the artistic quality of the work, but its impact on mainstream television cannot be denied.

See some of the reasons why Glee was a game-changer for gay teens on TV, AFTER THE JUMP

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Darren Criss, Chris Colfer and the Cast of 'Glee' Play a Raunchy Game of Cards Against Humanity with Ellen: VIDEO

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Glee stars Chris Colfer, Jenna Ushkowitz, Lea Michele, Chord Overstreet and Darren Criss stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week ahead of next Friday's Glee series finale to play a game of Cards Against Humanitywhich if you haven't played yet is basically just a raunchier version of Apples to Apples. 

The cast also sat down with Ellen to reminisce about the show's six years on air and discuss shooting an emotional scene in the last episode paying tribute to former Glee leading man Cory Monteith, who passed away from a drug overdose in July 2013.

Watch both segments, AFTER THE JUMP...

The Glee series finale airs March 20th at 8/7c on Fox.

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