Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Musical Info & Synopsis


Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of Hedwig, an East German transgender singer. Born Hansel, Hedwig’s journey is marked by personal and physical transformation, including a botched sex change operation. The musical follows Hedwig’s struggles, triumphs, and quest for self-discovery, offering a raw exploration of gender identity, love, and the search for wholeness.

Musical Information

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1998)

Cast Size: 2

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1980s / Germany (Berlin)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Stephen Trask

Book: John Cameron Mitchell

Cast Albums

Original Off-Broadway Cast (1998)➝

Original Broadway Cast (2014)➝


Licensing: Broadway Licensing➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1990s, Avant-Garde, Dramatic, Edgy, LGBTQ+, Original, Rock, Two-Hander

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