Neil Patrick Harris, Star of 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris as Hedwig in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' Neil Patrick Harris as Hedwig in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" at Broadway's Belasco Theatre ((c) Joan Marcus, 2014/Boneau/Bryan-Brown)

Neil Patrick Harris, star of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” and director Michael Mayer, talk about the Broadway production of the raucous musical, which has received eight Tony nominations. It’s playing at The Belasco Theatre.

This episode is included in the Leonard Lopate Show #smartbinge podcast playlist at


Neil Patrick Harris and Michael Mayer

Comments [5]

Susan Miller from Escondido

Love NPH

May. 15 2014 05:34 PM

Great segment.

I've lately wondered if the character's (German)name, Hedwig, was deliberately chosen by John Cameron Mitchell because of the conflation of the (English) words 'head' and 'wig'.

Do any well-informed fans of the show know the story? With citation, please ...

May. 15 2014 01:07 PM
Richard Hughes from New York City

What do your guests think of NEW YORKER's Hilton Als comment that Harris will "outgrow his need for the actor's approval"? - dh

May. 15 2014 12:51 PM
Tony from Canarsie

Eat, Love, Pledge!

May. 15 2014 12:35 PM
George from Bay Ridge

Please ask about the decision to turn down the opportunity to host a talk show on CBS. I think Mr. Harris would have been a good and unique host on the late night scene.

May. 15 2014 09:08 AM

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