Photo Flash: First Look at Euan Morton & Hannah Corneau in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Tour!
Tony and Olivier Award-nominated Euan Morton will take over the role of Hedwig, and Hannah Corneau will play Yitzhak in the National Tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, starting tonight, November 29th at the Civic Theatre in San Diego.
Following the one-week engagement in San Diego, the National Tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch will then continue to play major cities across North America through July 2017 with Morton and Corneau. For a complete list of tour cities, click here.
Euan Morton originated the role of Boy George in the musical Taboo in London and New York, garnering Tony and Olivier Award nominations and receiving the Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut. Hedwig and the Angry Inch co-creator Stephen Trask gushes about why Euan is the perfect choice to fill Hedwig's golden boots: "Euan's Hedwig is going to be so exquisitely beautiful and archingly heartbreaking. What an emotional powerhouse. He is otherworldly."
Morton is equally thrilled to play Hedwig: "I have been blessed in my career, but no blessing has been as exciting as the chance I've been given to take over the role of Hedwig. Joining the cast is the kind of challenge that an actor dreams of. I can't wait to slip into her golden boots and begin the transformation to cultural icon! And I'm so much better looking with sparkling eyes and a caking of Lavern Baker! All the more thrilling is that I'll have the honor of taking darling Hedwig all over the country. I'm ready for the ride of my life; I hope America is ready for her ride too."
Hannah Corneau, who will play Yitzhak, is making her National Touring debut. About the casting of Corneau, director Michael Mayerenthused, "Hannah is a force of nature, and I'm really excited to unleash her on the country."
The members of Hedwig's band "The Angry Inch" -- aka "Tits of Clay" - are music director Justin Craig (guitar and keyboards), Matt Duncan (bass), Tim Mislock (guitar), and Peter Yanowitz (drums), all of whom originated their roles on Broadway and launched the National Tour in San Francisco last month.
Rounding out the company are Mason Alexander Park (Standby for Hedwig), Shannon Conley (Standby for Yitzhak), Dylan Fusillo(Standby for Schlatko) and Matt Katz-Bohen (Standby for Skszp, Jacek and Krzyzhtoff).
Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the landmark musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that is "groundbreaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time" (Entertainment Weekly). This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. "Internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Robinson is out to set the record straight about her life, her loves, and the botched operation that left her with that "angry inch."
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus
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