Wigs in Boxes: Which Version of Hedwig's Biggest Hit Is Your Favorite?
John Cameron Mitchell's rendition is a classic, and NPH is a new favorite, but do you prefer Alan Cumming or Richard Barth?
In the last 16 years, Hedwig and the Angry Inch's "Wig in a Box" has become a go-to ballad for cabaret performers (both drag and non) across the world. Everyone from Scottish elf Alan Cumming to choral rock band Polyphonic Spree — and every adorable nonconformist in between — has covered the song. Check out several of our favorite versions, plus a special bonus video of Hedwig replacement Andrew Rannells singing "The Origin of Love," below.
Hedwig creator and originator, John Cameron Mitchell:
Neil Patrick Harris performs the song in Hedwig's Broadway premiere:
Choral rock band Polyphonic Spree covered the song on the charity tribute album Wig in a Box:
Alan Cumming performs his signature "Wig in a Box/Wicked Little Town" mashup:
Les Mis performer Richard Barth at a BC/EFA benefit concert:
Winner of RuPaul's Drag Race season 5 Jinkx Monsoon, sings "Wig in a Box" on the RuPaul's Drag Race Tour:
Broadway's next Hedwig, Andrew Rannells, performs "The Origin of Love":
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