Alan Cumming

Birth Place: Perthshire, SCOTLAND

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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.

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Alan Cumming 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

Alan Cumming Productions

Writing

Adaptation

Alan Cumming Movies

[1992]Prague Alexander Novak

[1994]Second Best Bernard

[1994]Black Beauty Black Beauty

[1995]Circle of Friends Sean

[1995]GoldenEye Boris Grishenko

[1996]Emma Mr Elton

[1997]Buddy Dick

[1997]Spice World Piers

[1997]For My Baby Daniel Orgelbrand

[1997]Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Sandy Frink

[1999]Eyes Wide Shut Desk Clerk

[1999]Titus Saturninus

[1999]Plunkett & Macleane Lord Rochester

[2000]Urbania Brett

[2000]Get Carter Jeremy Kinnear

[2000]The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Gazoo, Mick Jagged

[2000]Company Man General Batista

[2001]Intimate Affairs Sevy

[2001]The Anniversary Party Joe Therrian

[2001]Josie and the Pussycats Wyatt Frame

[2001]Spy Kids Fegan Floop

[2002]Nicholas Nickleby Mr. Folair

[2002]Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams Fegan Floop

[2003]Spy Kids 3: Game Over Fegan Floop

[2003]X2: X-Men United Kurt Wagner, Nightcrawler

[2004]Garfield Persnikitty

[2005]Son of the Mask Loki

[2005]Sweet Land Young Frandsen

[2005]Ripley Under Ground Jeff Constant

[2005]Neverwas Jake

[2005]Eighteen Father Chris

[2005]Bam Bam and Celeste Eugene

[2006]Gray Matters Gordy

[2006]Full Grown Men The Hitchhiker

[2007]Suffering Man's Charity John Vandermark

[2009]Dare Grant Matson

[2009]Boogie Woogie Dewey Dalamanatousis

[2010]Jackboots on Whitehall Hitler, Braveheart

[2010]Burlesque Alexis

[2010]The Tempest Sebtian

[2011]Almost in Love Hayden

[2011]The Smurfs Gutsy

[2012]Maladies Alan

[2012]Outback Bog

[2012]Any Day Now Rudy Donatello

[2012]Sir Billi Gordon

[2013]The Smurfs 2 Gutsy Smurf

[2014]Chu and Blossom Uncle Jackie

[2015]Strange Magic Bog King

[2016]Hurricane Bianca Lawrence Taylor

[2017]After Louie Sam Cooper

[2017]Battle of the Sexes CuthbertTedTinling

[2018]Show Dogs Dante

[2021]Everything I Ever Wanted to Tell My Daughter About Men The Therapist

[2022]My Father's Dragon Cornelius

[2022]Marlowe Lou Hendricks


Alan Cumming TV Shows

High Road 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

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Alan Cumming News


Verity Bargate Award Submissions Open This April

Soho Theatre announces the opening of its Verity Bargate Award submissions on April 11. The winning play will receive workshops and readings in India and USA for the first time in the award's history.

Carnegie Hall's FALL OF THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC: DANCING ON THE PRECIPICE Festival Continues This Spring

Experience the continuation of CARNEGIE HALL's FALL OF THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC: DANCING ON THE PRECIPICE festival this spring.

Interview: Alan Cumming on ALAN CUMMING IS NOT ACTING HIS AGE at Charlie McCombs Empire Theatre

BroadwayWorld had a chance to chat with world-renowned star, Alan Cumming, on his cabaret show, Alan Cumming is Not Acting his Age. In this interview, Cumming discusses life balance, his love for cabaret, and some of the wisdom that has gone into creating this amazing show!

New Work Series WITCHES, QUEERS AND CLOWNS Will Bring A Host of Radical Artists to HERE in March

The three-week performance series will feature music, theater, comedy and cabaret work from Matt Bovee, Scout Davis, Amy Jo Jackson, Dan Mills and Ben Thornewill, Kristin McCarthy Parker, Adam J. Rineer, and others, as well as the world premiere of Witches!? In Salem?! by Matt Cox (Puffs).

ALAN CUMMING IS NOT ACTING HIS AGE Adds Second Night at Studio 54

Tony Award winner Alan Cumming will bring his solo show, Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age, to Studio 54 for a second night. See performance dates and learn how to purchase tickets.

Alan Cumming & Jane Lynch Join Hulu's THE BRAVEST KNIGHT Animated Series

Alan Cumming and Jane Lynch have joined the voice cast of Hulu's The Bravest Knight animated series. The two Broadway alums will join T.R. Knight, Christine Baranski, Storm Reid, and Bobby Moynihan for the second season. The series broke boundaries by featuring a household with two dads.

See Alan Cumming, James Jackson, Jr. and John-Andrew Morrison & More at 92NY This Month

92NY will be presenting conversations with Alan Cumming and many more in the month of February. Learn more about February's programming and see how to purchase tickets.

Café Carlyle Announces Return Of Bernie Williams This April

Baseball legend and musician Bernie Williams is returning to Café Carlyle from April 9th to April 13th.

Video: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Star Darren Criss Stops By WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE!

Check out video of Darren Criss, the newest Seymour in the three-time Best Musical Revival Award-winning production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, as he stops by for a visit with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live!.

Interview: Alan Cumming Brings His One-Man Show to The Hobby Center

It's me, and I have a band. I sing songs and tell stories all under the theme or the umbrella of getting older, and what is age appropriateness, and things I've noticed about getting older. Mostly, it’s about why is it that we, as a culture, have decided that getting older is the worst possible thing that can happen to us when, of course, it's the only thing that is inevitable in our lives apart from death. And I just I'm really curious about that.

Miriam Margolyes Is Returning To Australia For A Talking Tour

Celebrated British-Australian TV and film star and raconteur Miriam Margolyes brings her new live stage show to Australia and New Zealand.

Peacock Renews THE TRAITORS For Season Three

Season two features reality star royalty and famous faces including: Carsten “Bergie” Bergersen (Love Island USA), Chris 'C.T.' Tamburello (The Challenge), Dan Gheesling (Big Brother), Deontay Wilder (FMR Boxing Heavyweight Champion), Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu (Love Island UK), Janelle Pierzina (Big Brother), and more.

The Broadway Community Pays Tribute to Chita Rivera

Social media timelines are flooded in memoriam of Broadway icon Chita Rivera, who passed at the age of 91. Take a look at her life and legacy on the Great White Way.

THE TRAITORS Becomes #1 Unscripted Series In US Across All Streaming Platforms

The Traitors has become the #1 unscripted series in the U.S. across all streaming platforms, according to Nielsen. Hosted by award-winning actor Alan Cumming at an ancient castle set deep in the Scottish Highlands, contestants work together on a series of exhilarating missions to build a prize fund worth up to $250,000.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld January 25, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is January 25, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Alan Cumming Will Bring Solo Show To Studio 54 in March For One Night Only

Tony Award winning Broadway icon Alan Cumming will bring his solo show, Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age, to Studio 54 (254 West 54th St.) for One Night Only on March 11, 2024

TWFest 2024 Returns with Literary Events, Award Winners, and Lots of New Orleans Flavor

Kicking off on Sunday, March 17 with the beloved Stella Shouting Contest, the Tennessee Williams and New Orleans Literary Festival returns to the historic French Quarter for its 38th annual celebration of contemporary literature, theatre, New Orleans culture, and, of course, Tennessee Williams. Literary, theatre, music, and cultural events are set for March 20 - 24.

Theater Resources Unlimited to Present TRU Producer Bootcamp Raising Money For Theater 2024: Who, How And When To Ask

Join Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) for the annual TRU Producer Bootcamp, Raising Money for Theater 2024: Who, How and When to Ask. Visit truonline.org/events/raising-money-for-theater-2024 for more info.

Videos: Watch Your Favorite SCHMIGADOON! Musical Numbers

After Apple would not be moving forward with a third season of Schmigadoon!, we are looking back at the best musical numbers from seasons one and two. Following the news, we asked our readers what their favorite performance from the beloved musical series was. Find out the most popular answers and watch the videos now!

SCHMIGADOON! Canceled at Apple TV+ After Season Three Was Written

Schmigadoon! creator Cinco Paul has revealed that Apple will not be moving forward with a third season of the musical series. Paul said that although the new season was written with 25 songs, Apple would not be moving forward with production. The series featured Aaron Tveit, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, and more.

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Alan Cumming has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

Alan Cumming has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

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

Alan Cumming has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of the notable nominations include the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for his performances in Cabaret and Macbeth. He was also nominated for the Best Leading Actor in a Play at the BroadwayWorld Awards for Macbeth. Cumming received nominations for Outstanding Actor - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards and Best Actor - Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his role in Cabaret. He was recognized with the Performance award at the Theatre World Awards for his performance in Cabaret as well. Cumming's portrayal in Cabaret also earned him a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards and Best Actor in a Musical at the Olivier Awards. Additionally, he received nominations for Best Comedy Performance at the Olivier Awards for La Bete and Comedy Performance of the Year for Accidental Death Of An Anarchist. Cumming was also recognized as the Most Promising Newcomer of the Year in Theatre at the Olivier Awards for his role in The Conquest Of The South Pole.

Alan Cumming has won several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable wins include Best Leading Actor in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for his performance in "Macbeth", Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for his role in "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", and Comedy Performance of the Year (Olivier Awards) for his work in "Accidental Death Of An Anarchist".

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

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