Song Chang-eui returns as Hedwig
After a few years of film and drama projects, actor Song Chang-eui (Cinderella Man, Boys Don’t Cry, Scale of Providence) is keeping his promise to fans in returning to the title role of the musical Hedwig (aka Hedwig and the Angry Inch). He had originally taken the role of the transgender rocker back in 2006 to much praise, and out of the many actors who played the part (Jo Seung-woo included), Song Chang-eui has generally been called by fans the Hedwig they’d most like to see back.
At those words of support, Song had promised to return onstage as Hedwig in the future, and now he’s making good: fans will be able to see him performing beginning January 15. He has assured fans that he will revive the fun that he’d had in the past: “As three years have passed, I’d like to satisfy fans above their expectations with a much upgraded Hedwig. Hedwig is a person with a lot of hurt and pain, but doesn’t show it and act depressed or sad. In order to show a bright and strong rocker image, I’ll create yet another Hedwig.”
Most recently, Song Chang-eui has acted in the film The Tree that Sleeps Standing as a firefighter married to Seo Ji-hye. The new production of Hedwig runs from November 14 through February 28 of next year, although Song doesn’t take the stage until January.
A few photos of Song as Hedwig: