Micahel C. Hall to be 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: Michael C. Hall attends the 2014 Fragrance Foundation Awards on June 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Fragrance Foundation)
US actor Michael C. Hall takes part in a show on the set of the French tv channel Canal Plus, on the sidelines of the 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Actor Michael C. Hall attends the 2014 Drama Desk Awards at Town Hall on June 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: Actor Michael C. Hall attends the 'The Realistic Joneses' opening night after party at The Redeye Grill on April 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Michael C. Hall attends the 'If/Then' Broadway Opening Night arrivals at Richard Rodgers Theatre on March 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 03: Actor Michael C. Hall attends the premiere of Sony Pictures Classics' 'Kill Your Darlings' at Writers Guild Theater on October 3, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 07: Actor Michael C. Hall attends the Sony Pictures Classics' cast dinner during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival at Creme Brasserie on September 7, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) - Michael C. Hall's next step is going to be gender bending one - the former "Dexter" star will play the rock chanteuse at the center of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" on Broadway.

Producers of the Tony Award-winning musical revival said Monday that Hall will pull on a miniskirt and play the German transsexual Hedwig at the Belasco Theatre starting Oct. 16, through Jan. 4.

Hall will be taking over from Andrew Rannells, the Tony Award-nominated star of "The Book of Mormon" on Broadway and HBO's "Girls." Rannells, in turn, replaced Tony-winner and "How I Met Your Mother" star Neil Patrick Harris. Rannells ends his run Oct. 12.

Hall was one of an impressive quartet of actors on Broadway starring in Will Eno's play "The Realistic Joneses" this spring. The former Showtime sociopath joined Toni Collette, Marisa Tomei and Tracy Letts.

Hall has sung onstage before and replaced. He took over from Alan Cumming as the white-faced emcee in the last revival of "Cabaret," a part he played almost 500 times. Now he'll be rocking out tunes including "Sugar Daddy" and "Wicked Little Town."

His first Broadway show he was an understudy in David Hare's "Skylight" in 1996. His break-out roles - David Fisher, funeral director that Hall played in the early 2000s on HBO's "Six Feet Under" - and then "Dexter" earned Hall Emmy Award nominations.
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