The countdown has officially begun: In exactly five months, Neil Patrick Harris will don a wig and glittery makeup in Hedwig & the Angry Inch on Broadway! To celebrate, we present a clip of NPH chatting about the show on the October 28 episode of The View—and why he’s both “ecstatic and terrified” to play the internationally ignored song stylist from communist East Berlin. We also found out something new about the production. “It’s just me, no understudy,” Harris told The View ladies (and guest co-host Chris Harrison). Wow! The Emmy winner also chatted about the difference between hosting the Oscars and the Tonys, directing the off-Broadway magic extravaganza Nothing to Hide, and announced he’ll be returning to make a cameo in the hit off-Broadway experience Sleep No More on December 9 (a special performance and meet-and-greet available exclusively to Citi ThankYou card members). Click below to get the scoop, then see Harris all decked out in drag beginning March 29, 2014 at the Belasco Theatre.