The production, a collaboration between Angel and Cirque du Soleil, is directed by Serge Denoncourt. The show is an homage to the late magician Harry Houdini.
Diggs originated the role of Benjamin Coffin III (aka Benny) in Rent, and repeated his role for the film version of the musical. Additional Broadway credits include stints as Fiyero in Wicked and Billy Flynn in Chicago. He is a series regular on the ABC drama Private Practice.