Darren Criss posts video of himself in drag and it's glorious (VIDEO)

Apr 17, 2015 at 6:18 p.m. ET
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Just when you thought he couldn't become even more of a gay icon following his role on Glee, Darren Criss has officially stepped up his game.

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Criss is currently busy gearing up for the role of a lifetime as the drag-loving lead in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway.

But before the show premieres on April 29, Criss has been embracing every inch (you'd better believe that pun was intended!) of his new character.

He's changed his social media profile picture to one of him rocking some serious blue eye shadow, penciled-in brow lines and fire-engine-red sparkly lipstick.

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We also got a glimpse of Criss posing for the cameras and giving some Hedwig attitude in the new promotional video for the show, which was just released Friday morning.


Criss definitely deserves all the praise and attention. Though he considers himself straight, he isn't afraid to take on characters who show the spectrum of human sexuality and embrace the many types of love in our world.

"I've got a grin plastered on my face that Darren is joining the brotherhood of Hedwigs," John Cameron Mitchell, who co-wrote the musical, said in an email statement to Huffington Post when news broke of his casting. "His stage presence is electrifying, his rock and roll credentials and comic timing impeccable and I'm thrilled to be working with him to create a brand-new Hedwig!"

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This isn't Criss' first time on the Broadway stage. In 2012, he appeared in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying for a three-week run.

But as Hedwig, Criss is joining some prestigious company. The role was previously portrayed on Broadway by Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Runnells and Michael C. Hall.

Criss will be performing the lead role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch for a 12-week run that will end July 19.