Bonus: The Wigs Behind Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Sep 16, 2020 · 1985 views
Perfidia in drag with one of Hedwig's wigs she styles every day. Photos courtesy of Perfidia and Hedwig on Broadway.

Perfida in drag with one of Hedwig’s wigs she styles every day. Photos courtesy of Perfidia and Hedwig on Broadway.

Neil Patrick Harris won a Tony Award for starring in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, but we all know the real star is the spectacular wig design of Mike Potter.

The task of styling these magnificent wigs for the show goes to legendary NY drag queen Perfidia, or as Facebook likes to call her, Steven Perfidia Kirkham, who you may know from the documentary Wigstock or the YouTube video we did with her titled “How to Style a Big Wig for Drag Queens in the Style of Lady Bunny” which is a hit with queens both new and old.

Listen as Perfidia gives us a behind the scenes tour of what it’s like styling wigs for Hedwig, working with Neil Patrick Harris, Book of Mormon’s Andrew Rannells and Dexter’s Michael C. Hall. Did she ever solve Broadway’s biggest mystery- the case of the stolen Hedwig wig.

Hedwigs through time. John Cameron Mitchell, Ally Sheedy, Jinkx Monson, Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells, Michael C Hall. Photos courtesy of Hedwig on Broadway.

Hedwigs through time. John Cameron Mitchell, Ally Sheedy, Jinkx Monsoon, Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells, Michael C Hall. Photos courtesy of Hedwig on Broadway.

{Originally posted as FOF #2079 – The Wigs Behind Hedwig – 11.10.14}

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Still there's something wonderful about seeing your favorite celebrities face beaten with makeup and glitter. Photo courtesy of Hedwig on Broadway.

Still there’s something wonderful about seeing your favorite celebrities face beaten with makeup and glitter. Photo courtesy of Hedwig on Broadway.


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