Thursday, August 7, 2014

Here's the just-released poster of Creighton Prep grad Andrew Rannells in his new Broadway drag role

Rannells, original lead of Broadway smash Book of Mormon, Elijah in HBO's Girls and Bryan in NBC's inexplicably-cancelled The New Normal, will take over the lead from Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwick and the Angry Inch.
     Rannells has played this role before. In fact, he won best actor and actress in a musical at the B. Iden Payne Awards in September 2002 for his turn as Hedwig at the Zachary Scott Theater Center in Austin, Texas.

     Rannells grew up in Omaha's Hanscom Park neighborhood and acted with Indie rocker Conor Oberst in a children's theatre production of Peter Pan, in which Oberst played one of the Darling kids and Rannells played a pirate. (Make of that what you will; AKSARBENT dares not.)
     Rannells also played a stripper in the 2012 film Bachelorette, but don't tell any of the priests at Creighton, ok? This is just between you and AKSARBENT.

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