NEW YORK (AP) -- Darren Criss is going from singing on TV to singing on Broadway.

Darren Criss speaks onstage at Logo TV's 2014 NewNowNext Awards at the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel on December 2, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (John Parra, Getty Images for Logo TV)

Producers of the hit musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" said Tuesday that the "Glee" star will step into the title role's high heels April 29, taking over from co-creator John Cameron Mitchell.

Criss made his Broadway debut in 2012 as J. Pierrepont Finch in "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying." He assumed the role from Daniel Radcliffe.

In an interview last week, Mitchell called Criss "a wonderful person who has a Broadway track record and has a TV track record who will probably bring in a different audience from me."

The show is about an East German transsexual seeking love and stardom backed by a retro glam-rock band.


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