Mick Rock Shoots John Cameron Mitchell Ahead of His First Australian Tour

The Tony Award-winning actor, director and producer is back "after 55-years of fake rock stardom."
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Legendary rock 'n' roll photographer (and the man behind our epic Lana Del Rey photoshoot from Issue 1) Mick Rock shot Tony Award-winning actor, director, and writer John Cameron Mitchell ahead of his new show that will begin in Australia in June, titled The Origin of Love: The Songs & Stories of Hedwig

John Cameron Mitchell directed, wrote and starred in the film Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001), receiving awards including Best Director at the Sundance Festival, and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. His Broadway production of the film landed him a Tony Award in 2014 for Best Revival of Musical, as well as 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 airfare, is a reality! 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 imminent arrival," Mitchell said.

The show will include Mitchell performing songs and telling stories from the rock musical’s 20 years history and a preview of his songs from his upcoming musical podcast, Anthem. 

See the exclusive images below.


Photography Mick Rock copyright 2018

Production Liz Vap (FeralCat Productions)

Costume Design Erik Bergrin (The Industry Mgmt)

Wig and Makeup Mike Potter (Ray Brown Pro) using Mac Cosmetics

Location Pier59 Studios

Makeup assistant Andrew D’Angelo 

Costume assistant Lauren Hoffman

Retouching Dawn Kelly

Production Hedwig and the Angry Inch David M. Hawkins

Musical direction Andrew Worboys

Images Joan Marcus and Matthew Placek

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