VIDEO: THE MUSIC MAN Was Hugh Jackman's First Ever Musical
Hugh Jackman was a guest on Monday morning's episode of "Good Morning America" to discuss his upcoming film "Missing Link." During the interview, he reveals that "The Music Man," the show he heads back to Broadway with in 2020, was actually the first musical he ever performed. In 1983, he was cast as 'Salesman 2,' and Jackman jokingly said that not getting the lead in the show is what has driven him the last 30 years.
Watch the interview below!
two-time Tony Award, Grammy Award, and Emmy Award-winning star Hugh Jackman will make his highly anticipated return to Broadway in one of the most iconic roles in the musical theater canon, Professor Harold Hill, inMeredith Willson's beloved classic,The Music Man.
A beloved musical theatre actress, missing from the Broadway stage in recent years, is expected to be announced to play Marian Paroo in the coming weeks.
Producer Scott Rudin will reunite the creative team behind the Tony-winning revival of HELLO, DOLLY!, including four-time Tony Award winnerJerry Zaks who will helm The Music Man and Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle who will choreograph. Performances will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, and officially open on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at a Shubert theatre to be announced. Despite being a year-and-a-half away, group tickets will go on sale on June 9, and individual tickets will be available on Sept. 15.
eter Allen in the 2003 musical The Boy From Oz, his reputation as the world's greatest living stage star was secured. Though he has returned to Broadway three times since - in two plays and in a solo concert event - this will be Mr. Jackman's first role in a Broadway musical since hisdebut more than 16 years ago.
He went on to become one of the biggest stars of our time through starring roles in numerous and varied blockbusters, including eight movies in the fantastically successful X-Men series, Les Misérables (for which he received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Actor), and The Greatest Showman, one of the top-grossing movie musicals of all time.
The Music Man reunites the creative team of the Tony Award-winning and record-breaking revival of Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler, including (in addition to Rudin, Zaks, and Carlyle), four-time Tony Award winner Santo Loquasto (Scenic & Costume Design), six-time Tony Award winner Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), Tony Award winnerScott Lehrer (Sound Design), and David Chase (Dance Arrangements). Patrick Vaccariello and Tony Award winner Jonathan Tunick join the team as The Music Man'sMusical Director and Orchestrator, respectively.