"I wrote a letter to Ryan [Murphy] asking if I can be in it, even though I wasn't even available to be in it," Harris told EW Radio. "To do one that involves any kind of freak, circus nonsense is going to be so unsettling to watch. Can't wait!"
Murphy, co-creator of the show, which is now entering its fourth season, wrote on Twitter, "@ActuallyNPH of course you can be on Freak Show! I have a role I think you'd love."
Harris won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in the title role of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He has performed on Broadway in Assassins and in the New York Philharmonic production of Company. He has been honored with four Emmy Awards: three for his acclaimed hosting of the Tony Awards and another for his guest-starring role on "Glee." He also served as host and producer of the 61st and 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.