Neil Patrick Harris Losing Weight for Broadway Return in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
Neil Patrick Harris will return to Broadwayas the title character in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the musical with text by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, and in a recent interview with Vanity Fair, he revealed that he is already preparing for the role. On his recent weight loss, he commented: "As Barney I'm all shoulders and arms and chest, but as Hedwig I'll be all legs and butt and back. Like Cyd Charisse."
Click here to read the full interview.
HEDWIG is Harris' first appearance on Broadway since he starred as The Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald in the 2004 Tony-winning revival of Assassins. His other Broadway credits include Proofand Cabaret. He is currently in production for the final season of the beloved CBS comedy "How I Met Your Mother" and has been honored with three Emmy Awards: two for his acclaimed hosting of the Tony Awards and another for his guest-starring role on "Glee." On Sunday, September 22 Harris will host the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards, where he is also up for potentially his fourth Emmy as host and producer of the 2012 Tony Awards. His upcoming film projects include Fox's Gone Girl, Universal's A Million Ways to Die in the West, and Disney/Pixar's The Good Dinosaur.
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH began off off Broadway at Westbeth and then ran over two years at the Jane Street Theatre beginning in February 1998. The musical won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical and both John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask won Obies in 2001. It won a 1998 New York MagazineAward and Entertainment Weekly's "Soundtrack of the Year" Award. Time Magazine named HEDWIG the