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See Darren Criss All Glittered Up As Hedwig

Following in the lofty stilettos of the great John Cameron Mitchell, the Tony Award-winning Neil Patrick Harris, the estimable Michael C. Hall and the highly-appreciable Andrew Rannells is no easy feat. Despite being perhaps a decade too young for the role, we’re still ridiculously thrilled that heartthrob Darren Criss is donning glitter makeup, a blond wig and fishnet hose to play that most challenging of contemporary musical theater transgender heroines, Hedwig in the hit Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The former Glee star, already a vet of the Great White Way thanks to his appearance in How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, has made no secret of his excitement at being cast in the lead. Today, the 28-year-old stunner tweeted a first peek at what we can expect of his physical transformation. (We hope those luscious bushy eyebrows of his will grow back.)

Below you can watch Criss barely contain himself at the thought of returning to the stage. Break a leg, buddy!