Hedwig has never looked this hot.
People magazine has just unveiled the first photo of Taye Diggs in all his glowing, glittery Hedwig glory. The actor best known for his roles in Rent and How Stella Got Her Groove Back is coming back to Broadway as the titular character in the smash Tony award-winning revival of John Cameron Mitchell’s glam-rock musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
“Hedwig is the role of a lifetime. I’m looking forward to being challenged performance-wise on many levels, as well as being humbled by the musical’s social implications,” Taye told People, adding: “I also like wearing nail polish.”
And we like seeing you in nail polish, Mr. Diggs. Can’t wait to see this in fishnets and high heels.
Even though other prominent actors — including Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall and most recently Darren Criss — have had their fun playing the show’s transgender lead singer, Taye Diggs brings new energy — and a serious dose of hot stuff — to the role.
You can catch Taye Diggs’ Hedwig stomping around Broadway starting July 22. In the meantime, here are some photos of the actor looking sexy and fine, flashing his million-dollar smile.