He will break out the pumps, blonde wig and East German accent playing the transgender character he co-created with composer and lyricist Stephen Trask, joining the Broadway revival of the musical on Jan. 21.
Mitchell steps in for current star Michael C. Hall. He had been discussed as a possible replacement for Neil Patrick Harris at one point last summer, according to an individual with knowledge of the situation. Harris won a Tony Award for his work and preceded Andrew Rannells in the part.
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