Released in 2001 and directed by John Cameron Mitchell, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the life story of a transsexual East German punk rock singer. The film was won a huge number of awards, including the Outstanding Film – Limited Release at GLAAD Media Awards. Shot in Ontario, the film features actors John Cameron Mitchell and Michael Pitt.
Michael Carmen Pitt was born on April 10th, 1981 in West Orange, New Jersey. A talented actor, Pitt often finds himself in roles that are troubled or bizarre. The actor happened upon his first acting gig while walking in New York. A casting agent approached Pitt, whom Pitt mistook for a police officer.
John Cameron Mitchell began his career with a variety of on and off Broadway performances, as well as some guest roles in popular television series. In 1998, Mitchell wrote, directed, and starred in his award winning Broadway musical and film, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The project inspired Mitchell to pursue more writing opportunities, allowing him to pen and direct a number of successful film projects.