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Alan Cumming

 
Date Of Birth:
January 27, 1965 (58)
Birth Place:
Perthshire, SCOTLAND
Bio:
Alan Cumming is beyond eclectic. His most recent projects include lip-synching the protagonist in a documentary, directing a podcast series about a sperm bank heist, playing a gangster opposite Liam Neeson in a Neil Jordan film, curating a cabaret festival in Australia, and recording a duet with a ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: January 27, 1965 (58)

Birth Place: Perthshire, SCOTLAND

Bio:
Alan Cumming is beyond eclectic. His most recent projects include lip-synching the protagonist in a documentary, directing a podcast series about a sperm bank heist, playing a gangster opposite Liam Neeson in a Neil Jordan film, curating a cabaret festival in Australia, and recording a duet with a ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [West End]
Old Vic Theatre Production, 2020
Hamm
  [Off-Broadway]
The New Group & Vineyard Theatre World Premiere, 2019
Andre
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2014
Emcee
  [Broadway]
National Theatre of Scotland Production, 2013
Performer
  [New York]
Lincoln Centre Transfer, 2012
Macbeth
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Trigorin
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2006
Macheath
  [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2003
Chris
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2001
Otto
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1998
Master of Ceremonies
Master of Ceremonies [Replacement]
Master of Ceremonies
Master of Ceremonies [Replacement]
  [West End]
Donmar Warehouse Revival, 1993
Master of Ceremonies
  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Macheath

Writing

Adaptation

Alan Cumming Movies

Prague
 
[1992]
Alexander Novak
Second Best
 
[1994]
Bernard
Black Beauty
 
[1994]
Black Beauty
Circle of Friends
 
[1995]
Sean
GoldenEye
 
[1995]
Boris Grishenko
Emma
 
[1996]
Mr Elton
Buddy
 
[1997]
Dick
Spice World
 
[1997]
Piers
For My Baby
 
[1997]
Daniel Orgelbrand
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
 
[1997]
Sandy Frink
Eyes Wide Shut
 
[1999]
Desk Clerk
Titus
 
[1999]
Saturninus
Plunkett & Macleane
 
[1999]
Lord Rochester
Urbania
 
[2000]
Brett
Get Carter
 
[2000]
Jeremy Kinnear
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
 
[2000]
Gazoo, Mick Jagged
Company Man
 
[2000]
General Batista
Intimate Affairs
 
[2001]
Sevy
The Anniversary Party
 
[2001]
Joe Therrian
Josie and the Pussycats
 
[2001]
Wyatt Frame
Spy Kids
 
[2001]
Fegan Floop
Nicholas Nickleby
 
[2002]
Mr. Folair
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams
 
[2002]
Fegan Floop
Spy Kids 3: Game Over
 
[2003]
Fegan Floop
X2: X-Men United
 
[2003]
Kurt Wagner, Nightcrawler
Garfield
 
[2004]
Persnikitty
Son of the Mask
 
[2005]
Loki
Sweet Land
 
[2005]
Young Frandsen
Ripley Under Ground
 
[2005]
Jeff Constant
Neverwas
 
[2005]
Jake
Eighteen
 
[2005]
Father Chris
Bam Bam and Celeste
 
[2005]
Eugene
Gray Matters
 
[2006]
Gordy
Full Grown Men
 
[2006]
The Hitchhiker
Suffering Man's Charity
 
[2007]
John Vandermark
Dare
 
[2009]
Grant Matson
Boogie Woogie
 
[2009]
Dewey Dalamanatousis
Jackboots on Whitehall
 
[2010]
Hitler, Braveheart
Burlesque
 
[2010]
Alexis
The Tempest
 
[2010]
Sebtian
Almost in Love
 
[2011]
Hayden
The Smurfs
 
[2011]
Gutsy
Maladies
 
[2012]
Alan
Outback
 
[2012]
Bog
Any Day Now
 
[2012]
Rudy Donatello
Sir Billi
 
[2012]
Gordon
The Smurfs 2
 
[2013]
Gutsy Smurf
Chu and Blossom
 
[2014]
Uncle Jackie
Strange Magic
 
[2015]
Bog King
Hurricane Bianca
 
[2016]
Lawrence Taylor
After Louie
 
[2017]
Sam Cooper
Battle of the Sexes
 
[2017]
CuthbertTedTinling
Show Dogs
 
[2018]
Dante
Everything I Ever Wanted to Tell My Daughter About Men
 
[2021]
The Therapist
My Father's Dragon
 
[2022]
Cornelius
Marlowe
 
[2022]
Lou Hendricks

Alan Cumming TV Shows

High Road
 
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Jim Hunter
Instinct
 
[]
Dr. Dylan Reinhart
Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World
 
[]
Chuck, Rupert, Zeke
Schmigadoon!
 
[]
Mayor Aloysius Menlove
The Good Wife
 
[]
Eli Gold
The High Life
 
[]
Sebastian Flight
Web Therapy
 
[]
Austen Clarke

Alan Cumming Biography

Alan Cumming is beyond eclectic. His most recent projects include lip-synching the protagonist in a documentary, directing a podcast series about a sperm bank heist, playing a gangster opposite Liam Neeson in a Neil Jordan film, curating a cabaret festival in Australia, and recording a duet with a Gaelic rapper.

Not surprisingly, Time called him one of the three most fun people in show business (the others were Cher and Stanley Tucci!). Thirty years ago, his Hamlet stormed the West End. A quarter of a century ago, he was a sensation as Cabaret’s Master of Ceremonies in a production that forever changed the Broadway landscape.

A decade ago, his visceral, virtually one-man Macbeth was a stunning, transatlantic coup de theatre. His screen work ranged from art house to blockbuster, cult to mainstream, including Mr. Floop in Spy Kids, Eli on “The Good Wife,” Nightcrawler in X2: X-Men United, Boris in Goldeneye, King James on “Doctor Who,” Sandy Frink in Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, Mayor Menlove on “Schmigadoon!” and himself on “Broad City.” He is the author of six books, including a New York Times #1 bestselling memoir, performs in concert regularly around the world, and co-owns his own eponymous cabaret bar, Club Cumming, a home for all ages, genders, colors, sexualities—where kindness is all and anything could happen.

He is a Tony and Olivier Award-winning actor, five-time Emmy nominee, Scottish BAFTA winner, British Comedy Award winner, Independent Spirit Award-winning producer, National Board of Review-winning director, Grammy and Golden Globe nominee, an Officer of the British Empire, and winner of over 40 awards for his humanitarianism.

Alan Cumming Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2014 - Distinguished Performance Award
Alan Cumming, Cabaret
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2013 - Best Leading Actor in a Play Gold Star
Alan Cumming, Macbeth
 
Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award
Alan Cumming, Macbeth
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Actor - Musical Gold Star
Alan Cumming, Cabaret
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1998 - Best Actor - Musical Gold Star
Alan Cumming, Cabaret
 
Theatre World Awards - 1998 - Performance Gold Star
Alan Cumming, Cabaret
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Alan Cumming, Cabaret
 
Olivier Awards - 1994 - Best Actor in a Musical
Alan Cumming, Cabaret
 
Olivier Awards - 1992 - Best Comedy Performance
Alan CummingLa Bete
 
Olivier Awards - 1992 - Best Comedy Performance
Alan CummingLa Bete
 
Olivier Awards - 1991 - Comedy Performance of the Year Gold Star
Alan CummingAccidental Death Of An Anarchist
 
Olivier Awards - 1988 - Most Promising Newcomer of the Year in Theatre
Alan CummingThe Conquest Of The South Pole

Alan Cumming News

Alan Cumming Returns OBE, Citing 'Toxicity' in the British Empire Photo Alan Cumming Returns OBE, Citing 'Toxicity' in the British Empire
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2023

Alan Cumming has taken to Instagram to reveal that he has returned his OBE, due to his feelings about the 'toxicity' of the British Empire.

THE GOOD FIGHT Final Season Sets DVD Release Photo THE GOOD FIGHT Final Season Sets DVD Release
by Michael Major - Jan 24, 2023

THE GOOD FIGHT: THE FINAL SEASON stars 13-time Emmy Award® Nominee Christine Baranski (“The Gilded Age”), as well as Tony Award® Winner Audra McDonald (Beauty and the Beast), Nyambi Nyambi (“Mike and Molly”), Sarah Steele (“The Good Wife”), Andre Braughar (“Brooklyn 99”), Charmaine Bingwa (“Emancipation”) and Michael Boatman.

Album Review: How many Revivals of CABARET Do We Need? One More, Apparently … Photo Album Review: How many Revivals of CABARET Do We Need? One More, Apparently …
by Bobby Patrick - Jan 23, 2023

This album was INDEED recorded in performance! This is a RADICAL departure from almost all cast albums and lent such an air of excitement and immediacy to the listening of it that we found ourselves leaning forward toward the speakers in anticipation.

Peek Behind the Curtain at Her Majesty's Theatre as the Venue Celebrates 110 Years Photo Peek Behind the Curtain at Her Majesty's Theatre as the Venue Celebrates 110 Years
by Stephi Wild - Jan 23, 2023

Her Majesty's Theatre Guided Tours are back by popular demand! The public is invited to take an exclusive look at Her Majesty's Theatre as she celebrates her 110th birthday in 2023 with more tour dates on sale now.

Wake Up With BWW 1/19: WICKED Tour Casting, FUNNY GIRL Album Signing, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/19: WICKED Tour Casting, FUNNY GIRL Album Signing, and More!
by - Jan 19, 2023

Top stories include new casting for the National Tour of Wicked, a Funny Girl album signing, and more! Plus, check out a video of Aaron Tveit making his entrance in Moulin Rouge! as he returns to the show, and more.

Photos: Apple TV+ Shares First Look at SCHMIGADOON! Season Two Photo Photos: Apple TV+ Shares First Look at SCHMIGADOON! Season Two
by Michael Major - Jan 18, 2023

The new season will star Cecily Strong, Keegan-Michael Key, Ariana DeBose, Martin Short, Dove Cameron, Jaime Camil, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Ann Harada, Jane Krakowski, and Aaron Tveit are set to return, with Tituss Burgess and Patrick Page joining the cast for season two. Check out the new photos now!

VIDEO: Katie Holmes Talks Being 'Superstitious' When She Does Theatre on THE TONIGHT  Photo VIDEO: Katie Holmes Talks Being 'Superstitious' When She Does Theatre on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Michael Major - Jan 18, 2023

Katie Holmes appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to discuss returning to the stage in The Wanderers, revealing her backstage superstitions. Holmes also discussed working with Alan Cumming on her new film, the 25th anniversary of her debut film The Ice Storm, and more. Watch the complete interview video now!

VIDEO: Jane Krakowski Teases Her SCHMIGADOON Season Two Musical Number Photo VIDEO: Jane Krakowski Teases Her SCHMIGADOON Season Two Musical Number
by Michael Major - Jan 10, 2023

Jane Krakwoski has teased her big musical number in season two of Schmigadoon, which is titled Schmicago. Krakowski teased that the new season will honor ''70s, '80s sexy musicals,' teasing that her 'challenging' number includes a trapeeze, Sondheim, Chicago, and Cirque du Soleil. Watch the interview video clip now!

Wake Up With BWW 1/5: HADESTOWN Becomes Longest-Running Show at the Walter Kerr, and  Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/5: HADESTOWN Becomes Longest-Running Show at the Walter Kerr, and More!
by - Jan 5, 2023

Top stories include Hadestown becoming the longest-running show at the Walter Kerr Theatre, and The Lion King having the highest-grossing week in Broadway history! Plus, James Marsden reveals he has his sights on Broadway, and more!

VIDEO: Alan Cumming Hosts THE TRAITORS Reality Competition Series Photo VIDEO: Alan Cumming Hosts THE TRAITORS Reality Competition Series
by Michael Major - Jan 4, 2023

Alan Cumming is hosting Peacock's new reality competition series, The Traitors. The cast includes Brandi Glanville, Kyle Cooke, Reza Farahan, Ryan Lochte, irie Fields, Cody Calafiore, Kate Chastain, and more. Twenty contestants come together to complete a series of challenges with the objective of earning a cash prize. Watch the video trailer now!

Alan Cumming Videos

VIDEO: Katie Holmes Talks Being 'Superstitious' When She Does Theatre on THE TONIGHT  Videoplay
VIDEO: Katie Holmes Talks Being 'Superstitious' When She Does Theatre on THE TONIGHT SHOW

by Michael Major - Jan 18, 2023

Katie Holmes appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to discuss returning to the stage in The Wanderers, revealing her backstage superstitions. Holmes also discussed working with Alan Cumming on her new film, the 25th anniversary of her debut film The Ice Storm, and more. Watch the complete interview video now!

VIDEO: Jane Krakowski Teases Her SCHMIGADOON Season Two Musical Number Videoplay
VIDEO: Jane Krakowski Teases Her SCHMIGADOON Season Two Musical Number

by Michael Major - Jan 10, 2023

Jane Krakwoski has teased her big musical number in season two of Schmigadoon, which is titled Schmicago. Krakowski teased that the new season will honor ''70s, '80s sexy musicals,' teasing that her 'challenging' number includes a trapeeze, Sondheim, Chicago, and Cirque du Soleil. Watch the interview video clip now!

VIDEO: Alan Cumming Hosts THE TRAITORS Reality Competition Series Videoplay
VIDEO: Alan Cumming Hosts THE TRAITORS Reality Competition Series

by Michael Major - Jan 4, 2023

Alan Cumming is hosting Peacock's new reality competition series, The Traitors. The cast includes Brandi Glanville, Kyle Cooke, Reza Farahan, Ryan Lochte, irie Fields, Cody Calafiore, Kate Chastain, and more. Twenty contestants come together to complete a series of challenges with the objective of earning a cash prize. Watch the video trailer now!

VIDEO: Christine Baranski Reveals How Broadway Contributed to THE GOOD FIGHT Videoplay
VIDEO: Christine Baranski Reveals How Broadway Contributed to THE GOOD FIGHT

by Michael Major - Sep 2, 2022

BroadwayWorld sat down with Christine Baranski ahead of the premiere to discuss saying goodbye to Diane Lockhart in The Good Fight after six seasons, what it was like tackling real-life issues through the series, and how Broadway has contributed to the series throughout its six seasons. Watch the new video interview now!

BWW Exclusive: Alan Cumming Narrates THE NUTCRACKER & THE MOUSE KING on PBS Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Alan Cumming Narrates THE NUTCRACKER & THE MOUSE KING on PBS

by Michael Major - Dec 9, 2021

A new musical production of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is coming to PBS! This new production features Alan Cumming recounting the three-part tale: the Nutcracker’s origin story, the events on Christmas Eve, and what happens to the girl and the prince after the beloved ballet ends. Watch Cumming narrate Chapter One now!

VIDEO: Watch Commercials Set to Sondheim Songs in New Video Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Commercials Set to Sondheim Songs in New Video

by Nicole Rosky - Dec 9, 2021

BroadwayWorld's own Daniel Nolen has paired famous commercial clips with Stephen Sondheim songs in new video.

VIDEO: Alan Cumming Talks New Memoir on GOOD MORNING AMERICA Videoplay
VIDEO: Alan Cumming Talks New Memoir on GOOD MORNING AMERICA

by Michael Major - Oct 27, 2021

Tony-winner Alan Cummings appeared on Good Morning America this morning to talk about his new memoir, 'Baggage'. Watch the full interview now!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Barrington Stage's Aaron Tveit Live Concert Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Barrington Stage's Aaron Tveit Live Concert

by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2021

Barrington Stage Company will make Aaron Tveit Live! In Concert available to stream on demand for one weekend only, September 9-12, 2021.

VIDEO: Will SCHMIGADOON Elect a New Mayor? Check Out This Clip From the Season Finale Videoplay
VIDEO: Will SCHMIGADOON Elect a New Mayor? Check Out This Clip From the Season Finale!

by Stage Tube - Aug 9, 2021

In “How We Change,” with the election looming, Mildred (Kristin Chenoweth) relentlessly ramps up her campaign. Josh (Keegan-Michael Key) and Melissa (Cecily Strong) face their true feelings for each other.

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Channels Harold Hill in an Impressive New Musical Clip from  Videoplay
VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Channels Harold Hill in an Impressive New Musical Clip from SCHMIGADOON!

by Stage Tube - Aug 2, 2021

The first two episodes of “Schmigadoon!” premiered globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, July 16. The series continues with one new episode weekly, every Friday through August 13.


Alan Cumming Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Alan Cumming been in?
Alan Cumming has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Alan Cumming been in?
Alan Cumming has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

What was Alan Cumming's first West End show?
Alan Cumming's first West End show was Cabaret which opened in 1993

What awards has Alan Cumming been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Cabaret , Best Leading Actor in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Macbeth , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Macbeth , Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Cabaret , Best Actor - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Cabaret , Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Cabaret , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Cabaret , Best Actor in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Cabaret , Best Comedy Performance (Olivier Awards) for La Bete , Best Comedy Performance (Olivier Awards) for La Bete Comedy Performance of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Accidental Death Of An Anarchist and Most Promising Newcomer of the Year in Theatre (Olivier Awards) for The Conquest Of The South Pole .

What awards has Alan Cumming won?
Best Leading Actor in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Macbeth, Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Cabaret, Best Actor - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Cabaret, Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Cabaret Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Cabaretand Comedy Performance of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Accidental Death Of An Anarchist.

How many shows has Alan Cumming written?
Alan Cumming has written 1 shows including Elle (Adaptation).


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