John Cameron Mitchell, the actor who created German cross-dressing rocker Hedwig for outrageous musical Hedwig & The Angry Inch, is set to reprise the role on Broadway.

He'll replace Dexter star Michael C. Hall, who is currently playing the transgender Hedwig, for a limited eight-week engagement, beginning on 21 January (15), at the Belasco Theatre.

The hit show picked up four Tony Awards earlier this year (14), including Best Musical Revival and a Lead Actor trophy for Neil Patrick Harris.

Harris was replaced by Andrew Rannells, and Hall took over from him.

Mitchell says, "I am in equal parts thrilled and terrified to be returning to Hedwig. Fifteen years ago she kicked my butt so hard that I quit acting. But, like an expertly facelifted ex-wife, she's lured me back. The killer new work by Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannels and Michael C. Hall has left much larger pumps to fill. Here's hoping I don't need a walker by the end of the run."

Mitchell wrote the show with composer Stephen Trask and starred in an off-Broadway production in the mid 1990s. He also directed and starred in the 2001 movie version.