Even out of costume, Michael C. Hall can still embody the titular “internationally ignored song stylist” of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Case in point: His recent wig-less performance of the song “Angry Inch” at The Hills NYC.
Hall was on hand at the club for a Road Recovery benefit concert that paid tribute to the late Don Hill himself. The space where he performed is the new incarnation of a venue called Don Hill’s, where Hedwig was originally born as part of the club’s weekly SqueezeBox party. Hall, who is currently playing Hedwig on Broadway, performed the song alongside co-star Lena Hall (who won a Tony for her performance as Yitzhak), Hedwig composer/lyricist/co-creator Stephen Trask, and Miriam Shor, the original Yitzhak. The Trask-produced Hedwig Broadway cast album featuring Neil Patrick Harris has been nominated for a Grammy.
If you want to see Hall in Hedwig’s glitter and wigs, the Dexter actor plays the role on Broadway through Jan. 18. Original Hedwig John Cameron Mitchell will begin his run starting Jan. 21.