The Glee star played the cross-dressing German rocker last year (15) and will reprise the role in the touring production, which will kick off in San Francisco, California in October (16). The performer playing Hedwig's back-up singer, assistant and husband, Yitzhak, has yet to be cast. Lena Hall played the role on the New York stage.

"When I found out that the tour would be kicking off in my hometown of San Francisco - the city where I was introduced to Hedwig and the Angry Inch - I could think of no better excuse to get back into the heels of a character I loved and missed so very much," a statement from Criss reads. "And since Los Angeles has become a second home for me, I relished the idea of seeing what kind of fun Hedwig would bring to the heart of Hollywood.

"Getting to share this fantastic Broadway production with the two great Californian cities of my own life story will hopefully be as much of a joy for me as it will be for audiences who will experience Hedwig's life story on the West Coast!"

The stageshow, which was created by John Cameron Mitchell, will be directed by Michael Mayer. It previously starred Neil Patrick Harris, Dexter's Michael C. Hall, Taye Diggs and Andrew Rannells.