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Hugh Jackman

Birth Place: Sydney, AUSTRALIA

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Hugh Jackman is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award and Tony Award-winning performer who has made an impression on audiences of all ages with his multi-hyphenate career persona – as successful on stage as he is on film. From his award-winning turn on Broadway as the 1970s singer/songwriter Peter Allen, to his metal claw-wielding Wolverine in the blockbuster X-Men franchise, Mr. Jackman has proven to be one of the most versatile actors of our time. His most recent Broadway appearance is in the blockbuster hit - The Music Man, opposite Sutton Foster.

The Australian native made his first major U.S. film appearance as Wolverine in the first installment of the X-Men series, a role he reprised in the enormously successful X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand. He then starred as the title character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a prequel to the popular series which grossed $85 million domestically in its first weekend of release. Audiences once again saw Jackman in the popular role in the next chapter, The Wolverine, which grossed over $400 million worldwide. In 2014, Mr. Jackman and the X-Men team reunited for X-Men: Days of Future Past.

He garnered his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance in Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables in 2012. Mr. Jackman’s standout performance as Jean Valjean also earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical, as well as Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® nominations (Best Ensemble and Best Male Actor in a Leading Role), and a BAFTA Award nomination.

Most recently, he was nominated for a Grammy for his role as P.T. Barnum in The Greatest Showman. Sales for the film soundtrack have broken records around the world, reaching multi-platinum status in many countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States.

In 2009, Mr. Jackman hosted the 81st Annual Academy Awards, which earned him an Emmy Award nomination. He also served as host of the Tony Awards three years in a row, from 2003 to 2005, earning an Emmy for the 2004 ceremony, and an Emmy nomination for his appearance at the 2005 ceremony. Mr. Jackman starred in Logan, the then final iteration of his Wolverine character, alongside Patrick Stewart, and additional film credits include Prisoners, Shawn Levy’s Real Steel, Baz Luhrmann’s Australia, Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige, Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain, Woody Allen’s Scoop, Deception, Someone Like You, Swordfish, Van Helsing, and Kate & Leopold, for which he received a 2002 Golden Globe nomination.

In addition, he has lent his voice to the animated features Happy Feet, Flushed Away, and Rise of the Guardians. On Broadway, Jackman recently starred as The Man in the highly acclaimed play, The River. In 2011, he made a splash on the Great White Way in his one-man show, Hugh Jackman – Back on Broadway. Jackman’s continued dedication to the Broadway community was fêted at the 2012 Tony Awards, where he received a Special Tony Award, recognizing his accomplishments as a performer and humanitarian. In 2009, Broadway audiences could see Jackman in the Keith Huff-penned A Steady Rain, starring alongside Daniel Craig. For his portrayal of the 1970s singer/songwriter Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz, Jackman received the 2004 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical as well as Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards. His additional theater credits include Carousel at Carnegie Hall; Oklahoma! at the National Theater in London, for which he received an Olivier Award nomination; Sunset Boulevard, for which he garnered Australia’s prestigious Australian Variety Artists’ ‘Mo’ Award; and Beauty and the Beast, for which he received a ‘Mo’ Award nomination.

Mr. Jackman’s career began in Australia in the independent films, Paperback Hero and Erskinville Kings. His performance in the latter earned him an Australian Film Critics’ Circle Best Actor Award and The Australian Film Institute Best Actor nomination. In 1999, he was named Australian Star of the Year at the Australian Movie Convention. Mr. Jackman was most recently seen in the role of former Senator Gary Hart, in the Jason Reitman directed film The Front Runner. He has also appeared in the feature film Bad Education, co-starring Allison Janney and Ray Romano. Mr. Jackman began a worldwide arena tour, The Man. The Music. The Show. in May 2019.

On the big screen, he most recently appeared in The Son.

Hugh Jackman Photos


Broadway Revival Production, 2022
Professor Harold Hill

Original Broadway Production, 2014

Original Broadway Production, 2011

Original Broadway Production, 2009

Australian Tour, 2006
Peter Allen

Original Broadway Production, 2003
Peter Allen

New York Concert, 2002
Billy Bigelow

[New York]
Workshop, 2002
Peter Allen

[West End]
Royal National Theatre Production, 1998
Curly McLain

Hugh Jackman Movies

[1999]Erskineville Kings Wace

[1999]Paperback Hero Jack Willis

[2000]X-Men Logan, Wolverine

[2001]Swordfish Stanley

[2001]Someone Like You Eddie Alden

[2001]Kate & Leopold Leopold

[2003]X2: X-Men United Logan, Wolverine

[2004]Van Helsing Van Helsing

[2006]Happy Feet Memphis

[2006]Scoop Peter Lyman

[2006]The Prestige Robert Angier

[2006]Flushed Away Roddy

[2006]X-Men: The Last Stand Logan, Wolverine

[2006]The Fountain Tom Creo

[2008]Australia Drover

[2008]Deception Wyatt Bose

[2009]X-Men Origins: Wolverine Logan, Wolverine

[2011]Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Arthur

[2011]Real Steel Charlie Kenton

[2011]X-Men: First Class Logan, Wolverine

[2011]Butter Boyd Bolton

[2012]Les Misérables Jean Valjean

[2012]Rise of the Guardians Bunny

[2013]Prisoners Keller Dover

[2013]The Wolverine Logan, Wolverine

[2014]X-Men: Days of Future Past Logan, Wolverine

[2015]Chappie Vincent Moore

[2015]Eddie the Eagle Bronson Peary

[2015]Pan Blackbeard

[2016]X-Men: Apocalypse Logan, Wolverine

[2017]The Greatest Showman P.T. Barnum

[2017]Logan Logan, X-24

[2018]The Front Runner Gary Hart

[2019]Missing Link Sir Lionel Frost

[2019]Bad Education Frank Tassone

[2021]Reminiscence Nick Bannister

[2021]Free Guy Masked Player in Alley

[2022]The Son Peter

[2024]Deadpool 3 Logan, Wolverine

Hugh Jackman TV Shows

Law of the Land Charles 'Chicka' McCray

Blue Heelers Brady Jackson

Correlli Kevin Jones

Snowy River: The McGregor Saga Duncan Jones

Halifax f.p. Eric Ringer

Oklahoma! Curly

Viva Laughlin Nicky Fontana

Human Resources Dante

The Simpsons Janitor

Koala Man Big Greg voice

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Sutton Foster Comes to Wheeling This Week

 The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra (WSO) will welcome Broadway icon Sutton Foster to the Capitol Theatre for the Opening Night Concert and Celebration on Friday, September 29, at 7:30 pm. Learn more about the concert and find out how to get tickets here!

Stephanie J. Block to Release Debut Holiday Album MERRY CHRISTMAS, DARLING

Stephanie J. Block's debut holiday album will feature both secular and sacred seasonal classics, including a new song written for her by Club44 co-founder Wayne Haun and Tony-winning lyricist David Zippel – will be released on November 3, 2023.

Photos: Inside Frank DiLella's Birthday Celebration at Sardi's

Frank DiLella, theatre journalist and the eight-time Emmy Award winning host of “On Stage” on Spectrum News NY1, recently celebrated his birthday with a star-studded bash at Sardi's. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos from the night here!

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Comes to Brisbane in 2024

Brisbane audiences will experience the romance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast when the much-anticipated season of the hit musical opens in Brisbane in February 2024. Learn more about the musical and how to get tickets here!

Wayne Brady & More to be Featured in Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles 45th Season

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles has revealed its 2023-2024 Season, which is now in its 45th year.

The Prince Fellowship Reveals 2023 Fellows

The Prince Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, has revealed that Maxwell Beer has received The Prince Fellowship and Amy Marie Haven has received the Prince/TTLP Fellowship.

Everything to Know About the 2023 Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction

It’s time to visit your Broadway happy place. The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction will return to the heart of New York City’s Theater District with unique collectables, unparalleled experiences and celebrated stars on Sunday, October 1, 2023.

Photos: FROZEN Extends West End Booking Until June 2024; Plus New Rehearsal Photos!

The West End production of Frozen has extended booking until June 2024. Learn more about the musical and how to get tickets to the newly announced dates here! Plus check out all new rehearsal photos!

Aaron Tveit to Play The Bushnell in November

The Bushnell will present An Evening with Aaron Tveit. The charismatic Award-winning star of Broadway, television, and film will bring his singular charm and charisma to the Belding Theater for one lively evening of music on November 8, 2023. Get all the performance information here!

Tommy Wallach's New Musical VICKY & FRANK to Debut at 54 Below

Get ready for the highly anticipated debut of Tommy Wallach's new musical, VICKY & FRANK, at 54 Below. Join us for an unforgettable night of music and storytelling as this limited engagement kicks off. Find out all the details and secure your tickets now.

Nicolas Dromard and Desiree Davar to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut with FROM BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD

Don't miss the highly anticipated Feinstein’s at the Nikko debut of Nicolas Dromard and Desiree Davar in 'From Broadway to Hollywood' on September 21st. Get your tickets now for this unforgettable night of entertainment!

New Jason Robert Brown/Taylor Mac Musical MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL to Premiere at Goodman Theatre

Discover the highly anticipated premiere of MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL at Goodman Theatre. Get all the details on dates and ticket information for this limited engagement production. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience!'

Remastered LES MISERABLES Film To Be Re-Released This Year

According to Cameron Mackintosh, the film adaptation of the musical epic Les Miserables will return in 2023.

Due to High Demand, Select North America Cinemas Extend Screening of THE HIDING PLACE

The Hiding Place, the powerful film adaptation of Corrie Ten Boom's heroic story during World War II, will be extended in select North America cinemas due to overwhelming demand. Don't miss the chance to experience this inspiring true story of courage and sacrifice. Find showtimes and locations here.

Brian Stokes Mitchell and Sutton Foster Will Perform Benefit Concert For Aurora's Paramount Theatre

Two of Broadway's biggest stars, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Sutton Foster, will bring their incredible talents to downtown Aurora one-night-only, Friday, October 20, to perform live on Paramount Theatre's historic stage.

Christian Theater Arts Project to Present THE MUSIC MAN at the Bob Burton Center for the Performing Arts

Join the Christian Theater Arts Project (CTAP) as they bring the beloved musical 'The Music Man' to life at the Bob Burton Center for the Performing Arts in Fallbrook. Performances run from August 3rd to 6th, 2023. Get your tickets now!

State Theatre New Jersey 2023-24 Broadway Season Featuring THE CHER SHOW, MEAN GIRLS And More On Sale Now

Tickets for State Theatre New Jersey's 2023-24 Broadway Season, featuring Tony Award-winning Broadway artists and Broadway hit shows, go on sale on Friday, July 21 at 10am.  

PULLING IT ALL INTO THE CURRENT Announced At United Solo Theatre's Fall Festival

United Solo, the world’s largest solo theatre festival, will open its 15th season at New York City’s Theatre Row on September 26, 2023, with a performance of two-time Lambda Literary Award Finalist Letty Neely’s play, “Pulling It All Into the Current.” Running through November 19, 2023, the festival features daily performances of a diverse group of shows from around the world.

OKLAHOMA! From London's National Theatre to Screen At Park Theatre

London's National Theatre production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical OKLAHOMA! will screen exclusively at The Park Theatre in Jaffrey on July 26 & 29.

BWW Interview: A Conversation With Stars of MSMT's 9 to 5 THE MUSICAL

“This is going to be a summer of fun with substance,” smiles Jaden Dominque as she describes her new project, Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 THE MUSICAL, which opens at Maine State Music Theatre on July 19.


Hugh Jackman has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

Hugh Jackman has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Hugh Jackman's first West End show was Oklahoma! which opened in 1998

Hugh Jackman has been nominated for several awards throughout his career in musical theater. Some of the notable nominations include Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater at the Drama League Awards for his performance in "The Music Man," Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for "The Music Man," and a Special Tony Award. He has also been nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, Best Leading Actor in a Musical at the BroadwayWorld Awards, and Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards, all for his role in "The Boy from Oz." Additionally, he received a Performance nomination at the Theatre World Awards, another Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical nomination at the Tony Awards for "The Boy from Oz," and Outstanding Actor - Musical nominations at the Drama Desk Awards for the same show. Lastly, Jackman was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical at the Olivier Awards for his performance in "Oklahoma!"

Hugh Jackman has won several awards for his performances in Broadway shows. These include the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater award from the Drama League Awards for his role in "The Music Man." He has also received a Special Tony Award from the Tony Awards. Jackman won the Outstanding Actor in a Musical award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his performance in "The Boy from Oz." Additionally, he has been recognized with the Best Leading Actor in a Musical award from the BroadwayWorld Awards and the Distinguished Performance Award from the Drama League Awards, both for "The Boy From Oz." Jackman's performance in "The Boy From Oz" also earned him the Performance award from the Theatre World Awards. Furthermore, he has won the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical award from the Tony Awards for "The Boy from Oz." Lastly, Jackman has been honored with the Outstanding Actor - Musical award from the Drama Desk Awards for his role in "The Boy From Oz."

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