See the First Photos of Taye Diggs Onstage in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway!

Hedwig Robinson’s shimmering golden boots and flowing blond mane have arrived in the hands of her newest portrayer.

PEOPLE, in a joint exclusive look with Entertainment Weekly, has the first photos of Taye Diggs as the titular character, a troubled transgender rocker from East Berlin, in the glittering Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Taye Diggs on Starring in Hedwig and the Angry Inch: 'I Like Wearing Nail Polish'

Taye Diggs is about to make a stylish return to the Great White Way.

The actor and Broadway alum will take over the titular role in the smash revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and PEOPLE has an exclusive first look at Diggs glammed up in glittery makeup as the character.

Taye Diggs Will Rock Out in Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Taye Diggs has been cast as the next Hedwig in Broadway’s Hedwig and The Angry Inch starting this summer.

The show’s lead producer, David Binder, confirmed the news on Monday.

“Taye is fantastic – he has theater cred, he has pop culture cred, he can sing, he can act, he can dance, he s smart and he s sexy,” Binder tells the New York Times.

Taye Diggs: Why 'Let It Go' Has Become My Mantra in Life

“We were friends to start out with, but especially when you have a kid in the mix, there’s no time for any negativity,” Diggs tells PEOPLE

The Good Wife Recap: Let's All Drool Over Taye Diggs

Sunday night marked many firsts on The Good Wife: the start of Taye Diggs’s guest arc; the introduction of Gunter, a hairy gentleman prone to bathing in the Florrick, Agos restroom; and the long-anticipated acting debut of Valerie Jarrett, President Barack Obama’s senior advisor.

WATCH: John Legend and Taye Diggs Battle It Out to Leave the Sexiest Voicemail

What Makes Taye Diggs Cry?

Taye Diggs, who can’t resist ice cream or sneakers, chatted with PEOPLE this week about “one last thing” …

Last indulgence
Ben & Jerry’s cookie-dough ice cream. Of course I ate the whole thing. I tell myself not to, but it never happens. When I was 23, I could eat one every night, but those days are over.

Last thing I took from a set
A pair of sneakers. My sneakers proliferate. But I take them, so that’s not really borrowing. I don’t know how many I have, but I’m a big fan of the old-school Jordans.

Taye Diggs: 'It Was Easy for People to Root for' Me and Idina Menzel

When Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel broke up, so did the hearts of Broadway fans.

And Diggs, 43, knows people are rooting for them to get back together after separating in December, he tells Redbook magazine.

Is Taye Diggs Dating Amanza Smith?

It appears Taye Diggs is ready for another shot at romance.

The actor, 43, was spotted out with a model four months after announcing his separation from estranged wife Idina Menzel.

A source says Diggs and the woman, whose name is Amanza Smith, enjoyed a date night at Hooray Henry’s nightclub in West Hollywood on April 9 and appeared to be very much an item.

“They are fully dating. They’re telling friends they’re in love,” said the source.

Susan Boyle's Asperger's Diagnosis Brings Out the Best in Fans

A gifted singer’s lifelong struggle with a mystery setback is at long last properly diagnosed, and readers respond with love and support.

Conversely, a new-generation star doesn’t quite measure up to the late screen legend she so loves to emulate.

Here are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions from PEOPLE.com readers this week, from happy, sad, laugh out loud, and angry – to wow.

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