Early life[ edit ] Hall was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. His father died of prostate cancer in , at the age of 39, when Hall was eleven years old. He has said of this: As you revisit it for the rest of your life, it's sort of this slow but hopefully sure crawling—out of that frozen moment.
When he was in fifth grade, he began singing in a boy's choir, then in high school musicals, performing in standards such as The Sound of Music , Oklahoma! He continued acting during his time at Earlham College, where he starred in such productions as Cabaret. A young Hall stars in Earlham College's "Cabaret" Hall's professional acting career began in the theater.
He also performed in the workshop production of what was then known as Sondheim's Wise Guys, later versions of which were titled Bounce and, finally, Road Show. He sang the role of Paris Singer; this character's songs and function in the play were transferred to the character Hollis Bessamer in the final version of the play.
He also was part of the Texas Shakespeare Festival the summer of In , Hall toured as Billy Flynn in the musical Chicago. Marmalade, playing the title character, an emotionally disturbed little girl's imaginary friend. Hall returned to the role of Hedwig from February 17—21, to replace John Cameron Mitchell , who had a knee injury.
The series premiered on October 1, and ended its run in The show itself was also nominated for Emmy citations in the Drama Series category in , , , , and After months of rumors, on April 18, , Showtime announced via social media that season eight would be Dexter's final season.
On January 16, , Showtime President David Nevins said there had been discussions for a Dexter spinoff series that would take the character in a different direction and not continue the previous series. Nevins said they would only do the show if Hall agreed to return.
And it's all just theoretical until there is some sort of script reflecting somebody's idea of where it could possibly go. But it's hard for me to imagine what that would be. Yeah, as far as playing Dexter again for an undefined amount of time, that's a little daunting to consider. But doing another television series—there's a lot of amazing stuff on TV. I don't want to do that right away. But I wouldn't say never to that.
Kennedy alongside actress Jodi Balfour as Jackie Kennedy. He is starring in an eight-part Netflix original drama called Safe which premiered on 10 May