John Cameron Mitchell, the Tony Award winning actor/director/writer is making his Australian debut in June 2018 with his new show, The Origin of Love: The Songs & Stories of Hedwig.
John Cameron Mitchell is well-known for his role as director, writer and actor in the film Hedwig and the Angry Inch, for which he received the Best Director and Audience Awards at the Sundance Festival, and was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Actor.
The Broadway production of Hedwig garnered Mitchell a 2014 Tony Award for Best Revival of Musical and a Special Tony Award for his return to the role in 2015.
“At last! My journey to Oz, long-deferred by silly obstacles like unemployment and air fare, is a reality!” Mitchell said.
“I shall strap on a Cubist corsette and chromium wig, regale you with haphazard stories from 55 years of fake rock stardom and wail your favorite Hedwig songs like some kind of wonder woman within. Please prepare for my eminent arrival.”
The Origin of Love: The Songs & Stories of Hedwig will see Mitchell performing songs and telling tales from the ground-breaking rock musical’s twenty years history as well as previewing songs from his upcoming musical podcast, Anthem.
Mitchell has a series of impressive works including the improv-based film Shortbus (2006), and 2010’s Rabbit Hole starring Nicole Kidman who scored an Academy Award nomination for her role.
He executive produced Jonathan Caouette’s Tarnation (2004) and has played recurring roles in HBO’s Girls, Martin Scorsese’s HBO series Vinyl, The Good Fight and current season of Mozart in the Jungle. Later in 2018, Mitchell will release his new film adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s punk-era How to Talk to Girls at Parties starring Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman.
Touring Dates and tickets
Friday 22 June 2018
Festival Theatre | Adelaide Cabaret Festival
Friday, 6 July 2018
Concert Hall | Sydney Opera House
Tuesday, 10 July
Hamer Hall | Arts Centre, Melbourne
Tuesday, 17 July 2018
Concert Hall | QPAC, Brisbane