How did some slip of a girly boy from Communist East Berlin become the internationally ignored song stylist barely standing before you?
“Hedwig is not a trans voice. She’s not a gay [voice] – gay was the least of her problems, you know what I mean? It’s like, it is ‘the other’. ‘I don’t belong here on earth, in this country, in this planet, in this school, in this body, what do I do? Who am I?’ Everyone understands that.“
– John Cameron Mitchell (x)
an Original Cast appreciation post