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Michael C. Hall inching back to Broadway

Michael C. Hall is taking over for Andrew Rannells in Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

The former Dexter actor will take his first bow as the show’s rock ’n’ roll star on October 16, four days after the final performance of current star Andrew Rannells, Broadway.com reports.

Actress Lena Hall will continue in her role as Yitzhak.

Michael previously starred in Broadway’s Cabaret, taking on the role of Emcee in 1999. He also starred as Billy Flynn in Chicago in 2002 and has several Off-Broadway credits.

Hedwig tells the story of a transgender woman from East Germany who fronts a rock ’n’ roll band and shares tales from her past with the audience.

The role previously earned Neil Patrick Harris a Tony Award for best actor in a musical.

Michael has meanwhile been “itching” to return to the theatre since the 2013 series finale of his Golden Globe-winning show Dexter.

He landed a role in Broadway’s The Realistic Joneses not long after, marking his first return to the New York stage since taking over for Alan Cumming in Cabaret.

"I experienced an increasingly intense itch to come back to the stage and when I talked to my representatives about it, I said, 'My ideal thing would be to do a new American play by a living playwright on Broadway,' which is somewhat of a rare thing,” he told the Associated Press back in March.

The star added that he was grateful to have the chance to return to theatre, where he first entrenched himself in acting following his graduation from New York University.

''It's where I came from. It's what initially drew me to acting," he said.

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