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VIDEO: HEDWIG's Andrew Rannells Channels Hugh Jackman on Tonight Show!

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On last night's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, Jimmy talked to 'Girls' star and Tony nominee Andrew Rannells about his latest Broadway project, taking over the lead role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

The actor explained that he took on The Challenge of speaking with an East German accent for the show by first mastering an Australian accent, in particular, perfecting his Aussie pronunciation of the name 'Jennifer Lopez'. Check out the appearance below!

Andrew Rannells will succeed Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway on August 20, after Harris departs on August 17th.

The new production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch features a book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, and is directed by Michael Mayer. The production, featuring Lena Hall (Kinky Boots, lead singer of The Deafening), opened Tuesday, April 22 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street).

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH was originally produced by David Binder off off Broadway at Westbeth and then, under the direction of Peter Askin, 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 MitchellandStephen Trask won Obies in 2001. It won a 1998 New York Magazine Award and Entertainment Weekly's "Soundtrack of the Year" Award. Time Magazine named HEDWIG the Top Musical of 1998.

The film of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, directed by John Cameron Mitchell, won the Audience Award and Best Director Awards at Sundance. Mitchell won the Best New Director from the National Board of Review, the Gotham Awards, and the LA Critics Society. Stage productions have played for many years in Japan and in 2008, Korea hosted a popular televised Reality Show about the search for a new star to play Hedwig.

VIDEO: HEDWIG's Andrew Rannells Channels Hugh Jackman on Tonight Show!

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