Go Behind the Scenes With Neil Patrick Harris on Broadway

The actor is back on Broadway in the ground-breaking musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."
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Test Text1 italics Test Text1 pl yeah. Good-bye Barney Simpson. Hello fish nets. Harris is starring on Broadway in the revival of "Hedwig a the angry inch." I've embraced the glitter. It's everywhere. How is this guy doing? He's kind of unbelievable. It's kind of unreal. It's true. He's stunning. You're blushing. ♪ I put on my makeup turn on the 8-track ♪ Reporter: The punk rock musical was a critically acclaimed movie and offbroadway show over a decade show, telling the story of a transgender woman from east Berlin after a botched sex change. Now, the original creative team is back. I've never heard the song sound this good. Reporter: Steven Trapp composed the song and knew Harris would be perfect. I liked the sound of his voice. And I heard him talk and sing. I knew all along. Reporter: John Cameron Mitchell wrote the book and starred as the original Hedwig. You were Hedwig. I was Hedwig. And I'll tell you there is something more relaxing than watching him do it. Thank god I don't have to do it. Reporter: And lea hall plays Hedwig's significant other. He is the greatest drag queen of all-time. Reporter: I was looking at you in the first few haven'ts of the show and asking, man or woman? I have no idea. Thank you. A lot of people who come to see the show, they can't find me until I start singing. Reporter: To make the transformation, takes Neil Patrick Harris two hours a night. This is the pink room. I got to choose the colors. I wanted this room to be super kinetic. Reporter: Harris' transformation is more than just makeup and miniskirts. I lost 20 pounds for the role, to be more feminine, which changed my whole posture. I'm becoming like Jared Leto anorexic. Every time I eat a sandwich, just one chip. I eat the chip. Oh, what have I done? Are you love wearing the wigs? And how hot is it? They're very hot. Thank you for bringing that up. Oh, other hot. They're warm, yeah. Reporter: I found that out for myself, when co-star Lena hall took me backstage to the all-important wig room. Oh, no. Really? A girl can dream. Reporter: For all of the laughs, there is a serious and poignant message at the show's center. When you peel back this onion that is Hedwig and you get past the wigs and the outfits, it's a story that can apply to all of us. It's about misfits and losers. For me, it's fun to play Hedwig and start the show with a lot of people quizzically staring at me and think it's for shock value. And by the end, feel they're united with her. That's a really fun journey to get to take. A journey, indeed. I cannot say enough about this show. Neil Patrick Harris will be with us tomorrow, live, on "Good morning America," to talk all about it. Congratulations to you. It was tremendous.

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