Bachelorette star Andrew Rannells is to replace 2014 Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris on Broadway in Hedwig & The Angry Inch.

Former Tony nominee Rannells will take on the role he played in a 2001 production in Austin, Texas in the hit revival for eight weeks when Harris departs the show in August (14).

The production picked up four awards at the Tonys on Sunday (08Jun14) - Best Revival, Best Actor in a Musical (Harris), Best Lighting and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Lena Hall).

Rannells previously picked up a Tony Awards nomination for his role in The Book of Mormon.