Taye Diggs Rocks Hedwig’s Glitter-Bombed Makeup in First Photo of the Star in Character!

Taye Diggs in costume for Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Taye Diggs rocks Hedwig's fierce glitter makeup for his upcoming role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway. Sebastian Mader


All he needs is the wig in a box!

Darren Criss can’t be Hedwig and the Angry Inch‘s leading gent forever, which is why Taye Diggs will be taking over for the Glee alum next month. And the first photo of him all made up in character is already here!

Just like the ads that came before it to promote Neil Patrick Harris, Michael C. Hall, and Criss in the lead role, the serious-faced photo features Diggs, 44, rocking the beloved character’s signature makeup. The actor—who shares son Walker with ex-wife Idina Menzel—works painted-on brows, metallic eyeshadow, a ruby red pout, and glitter-bombed skin.

Taye Diggs - Tony Awards
Taye Diggs attends the American Theatre Wing’s 69th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in NYC. D Dipasupil/FilmMagic

The ad also reveals Diggs’ start day: July 22, 2015. Diggs’ previous Broadway credits include Rent (where he met Menzel), Wicked, Chicago, and Carousel. He’s currently starring in the TNT series Murder in the First.

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