Taye Diggs goes glam in first 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' photo

Check Out Taye Diggs As Hedwig

Taye Diggs will be getting really dolled up for his new role in the glam rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, as the actor has revealed a first picture of himself in costume. No surprise here: He looks good in glitter!

Taye Diggs Returns to Broadway with 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'

Diggs will play the show's lead, genderqueer East German rock singer Hedwig, in the show's successful revival for a 12-week run starting July 22.

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"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," Diggs told People. He added, "I also like wearing nail polish."

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Diggs replaces former Glee star Darren Criss in the role. Before him, Neil Patrick Harris won a Tony as the revival's original star. Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall and the musical's co-writer John Cameron Mitchell have all held the lead role as well.

Diggs last appeared on Broadway in Wicked in 2004.

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Taye Diggs goes glam in first 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' photo
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been processed using digital filters.) Taye Diggs attends the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13: Taye Diggs attends the Turner Upfront 2015 at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015 in New York City. 25201_002_TW_0067.JPG (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Turner)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Taye Diggs attends the 2014 CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the American Museum of Natural History on November 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
Taye Diggs and girlfriend Amanz Smith Brown arrives on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 24, 2014 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. AFP PHOTO / Mark Ralston (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Taye Diggs attends the Moet & Chandon Suite at The 2014 US Open during the Women's Final at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Taye Diggs (L) and Kathleen Robertson speak onstage at the TBS / TNT Upfront 2014 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on May 14, 2014 in New York City. 24674_002_1091.JPG (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Taye Diggs attends 'The Best Man Holiday' screening at Chelsea Bow Tie Cinemas on November 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Actor Taye Diggs arrives at the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'The Best Man Holiday' at the Chinese Theatre on November 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Actor Taye Diggs attends the premiere of Fox Searchlight Pictures' 'Baggage Claim' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on September 25, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Taye Diggs enjoys a night at US Open Tennis with Starwood Preferred Guest at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Starwood Preferred Guest)
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 02: Actor Taye Diggs attends The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Presents 'Welcome To ShondaLand: An Evening With Shonda Rhimes & Friends' at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on April 2, 2012 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Actor Taye Diggs attends the Los Angeles premiere of Michael Jackson 'THE IMMORTAL' World Tour at Staples Center on January 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
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