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Neil Patrick Harris is trading in Barney Stinson's suits for a pair of heels.

The How I Met Your Mother  stars in the upcoming Broadway show Hedwig and the Angry Inch as a fictional East German transgendered singer fronting a rock band.

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"I've lost 20 pounds," he told Entertainment Weekly, which has the first-look photo of his transformation. "I'm in the craziest couture outfits, and I've got all this makeup on. But they made me custom heels, so at least those fit well."

Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Harris' first post-HIMYM gig, opens on April 22.

What do you think of Harris' transformation?