VIDEO: Alan Cumming Lauds Michelle Williams in CABARET on 'Today'
Tony Award winner Alan Cumming stopped by this morning's TODAY show on NBC to chat about starring alongside Hollywood actress Michelle Williams in the acclaimed musical Cabaret, which recently returned to Broadway.
Matt Lauer asked the star why he chose to return to the show at this point in his life. "To be honest, the biggest reason was that I'm 49, I'm in my 50th year and I thought 'Nobody's going to ask me to dance like this again!," joked Cumming. Check out the appearance below.
Roundabout Theatre Company's production ofJoe Masteroff, John Kander and Fred Ebb's Tony Award-winning musical Cabaret, starring Tony Award winner Alan Cumming and Golden Globe winnerMichelle Williams, began previews on March 21 and officially opens on Thursday, April 24, 2014.Cabaret features a book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. It is based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.
The cast also includes two time Tony nominee Linda Emond as Fraulein Schneider, four time Tony nominee Danny Burstein as Herr Schultz, Bill Heck as Cliff, Aaron Krohn as Ernst and Gayle Rankinas Fraulein Kost, co-directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (director) and Academy Award nominee Rob Marshall (co-director/choreographer).
The Cabaret Kit Kat Klub boys & girls are: Will Carlyon, Kaleigh Cronin, Caleb Damschroder,Benjamin Eakeley,Andrea Goss, Leeds Hill, Kristin Olness, Kelly Paredes, Jessica Pariseau, Dylan Paul, Jane Pfitsch, Evan Siegel, and Stacey Sipowicz.
The design team includes set and club design by Robert Brill, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Peggy Eisenhauer and Mike Baldassari and sound design by Brian Ronan. Patrick Vaccariello is the musical director.