Tony Winner Lena Hall Is Still “Obsessed” With “Hedwig And The Angry Inch”

The rocker kicks off an ambitious new EP and music video series.

Lena Hall is taking her wig back out of the box.

The Tony-winning Hedwig and the Angry Inch star just launched Obsessed, an ambitious new music and video series consisting of 12 EPs and 54 performance videos.

Released the first Friday of every month, each EP features Hall’s “stripped-down, emotionally intensive” covers of an artist or band with whom the rocker is “obsessed.” 

Melisa Hall

New videos from the series will premiere every week for the rest of the year. Fun fashion fact: The clips will feature Hall in different looks designed by Project Runway alum Malan Breton.

Hall kicks off the series with Obsessed: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, featuring songs from the iconic rock musical for which she won a Tony playing aspiring drag queen Yitzhak, and videos for EP tracks “Tear Me Down” and “The Origin of Love.”

The EP also includes the Hedwig highlights “Sugar Daddy,” “Wicked Little Town,” “The Long Grift,” and “Midnight Radio,” all written by Stephen Trask.

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The 2014 Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch earned four Tonys, including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actor in a Musical for Neil Patrick Harris as the titular genderqueer East German rocker. Hedwig was later played on Broadway by Darren Criss, Taye Diggs, Andrew Rannells, and Michael C. Hall, plus show creator and original off-Broadway star John Cameron Mitchell, who reprised the role in his 2001 film adaptation.

Following Hedwig’s Broadway run, Hall impressively tackled both Yitzhak and Hedwig in Los Angeles and San Francisco. 

Hall, whose other Broadway credits include Cats and Kinky Boots, starred as a pansexual huntress in last season’s off-Broadway premiere of How to Transcend a Happy Marriage. She also voices Countess Coloratura in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.

Watch Hall take on “The Origin of Love” and “Tear Me Down” below.
 


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